https://x.com/DaleJohnsonESPN/status/1709298090383970405 Fascinating. You can see how much English referees see themselves as 'bound' to the laws (as Johnson just regurgitates PGMOL ideas), rather than using and interpreting them to their advantage. The (excellent!) discussion here is faarrr closer to reality, to best practice than that. The referees in the best league in the world read 'once play is restarted...' and genuinely think no more of it!! All while if Mikel Arteta slightly interferes with an opponent's throw-in he'll exercise "common sense" remains completely true as well. Baffling, and so typical.