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Last Updated: Friday April 01 2011 07:29 GMT

Campaign against bad behaviour in football

Referee Kevin Friend is put under pressure by Liverpool players

The Premier League has announced a crackdown on the "unacceptable" way players and managers treat referees.

The head of the league, Richard Scudamore, said "The clubs backed the idea that at the start of next season we want to raise the bar."

He's going to start a campaign to try to stop refs getting abuse on the pitch.

Scudamore reckons players shouldn't surround refs or try and persuade them to punish the other team.