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Last Updated: Monday, 22 November, 2004, 10:59 GMT
Bradford seek ban on referee Ross
Referee Joe Ross
Ross sent off Dean Windass after the final whistle at Luton
Bradford have indicated that they will try to block any attempt to put referee Joe Ross in charge of their matches in the future.

The Bantams accused Ross of taunting striker Dean Windass, whom he sent off at the end of the 4-0 defeat at Luton last month.

"We would definitely object if we were given Ross again," said Bradford manager Colin Todd.

"It's not just the players but the fans we have to think about."

Windass was given a second yellow card by Ross after the final whistle of the match at Kenilworth Road.

The dismissal was subsequently rescinded by the Football Association, but the striker was fined 750 last week for his conduct. Todd was fined 500 for his behaviour.

The Bantams boss said he would lodge a protest with the Football League if Ross was chosen to referee any of the side's games.

"There is a precedent with Bolton and Barry Knight," added Todd.

"He was taken off one of their games recently because the club complained about the way he refereed their play-off with Ipswich four years ago."

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