Referee: Don't 'cry wolf' on injuries

Updated: May 24, 2012, 11:58 AM ET
Associated Press

BUDAPEST, Hungary -- Faking injuries on the field could jeopardize treatment for players who suffer cardiac arrest and other life-threatening conditions, World Cup final referee Howard Webb told a FIFA medical conference.

Webb's quick reaction when Fabrice Muamba collapsed on the field in March helped the Bolton midfielder get treatment that saved his life.

Referees' responses could be affected if players "cry wolf" too often, Webb said Thursday.

Players who are not seriously ...

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