Ferguson sorry for saying FA should 'shoot appalling and unfit referees'

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Darren Ferguson led Doncaster Rovers to automatic promotion from League Two last season

Doncaster manager Darren Ferguson has apologised for saying he would “shoot” League One’s “appalling” referees.

The 45-year-old son of Sir Alex made the remark following his side’s 1-1 draw with Plymouth on Saturday.

He claimed his side were denied “a blatant penalty” and when asked what he would like the Football Association to do with referees, he said “shoot them”.

“I’m sorry and regret the wording. I do not advocate violence against officials,” he said in a statement.