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Platini has told the refs " we dont want another all English final,so send folk off and play as much injury time as you want "

we all know Platini hates the premier league and the success our teams have had in the champions league.

i think he hates all the money being over here as well.

just my own thoughts really

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OSLO, May 7 (Reuters) - Police are monitoring the home of Norwegian referee Tom Henning Ovrebo after his decisions in Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final clash between Chelsea and Barcelona triggered an outpouring of anger on the internet.

Chelsea issued a statement on Thursday condemning reported threats made against Ovrebo, who British media said had to be “smuggled out†of the country under police escort and advised to change hotels following last night’s events.

Chelsea fans were furious Ovrebo did not award them a penalty despite several strong appeals during the 1-1 draw in London which sent Barcelona into the final on away goals.

Coach Guus Hiddink described Ovrebo’s refereeing as the worst he had ever seen and British media reported that internet threats had been made against the Norwegian official.

Oslo police said there were no threats against Ovrebo in Norway but decided to place police patrol at his residence to keep the calm during a period of “intense media interestâ€Â.

“This is not a police matter for the time being,†Oslo police spokesman Joern Jorgensen said.

“Because of media interest at the (Oslo) airport, he was escorted home by police. There is also a patrol at his home,†Jorgensen said. “There have been no threats, but if anything happens we are ready.â€Â

Ovrebo, who has officiated in Champions League matches since 2001 and taken charge of internationals, overnight became an Internet hate object for Chelsea supporters.

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