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Meet the 'ref czar'

Former EPL ref Peter Walton is on a mission to improve North American refereeing

Updated: July 13, 2012, 11:02 AM ET
By Roger Bennett | ESPN

There is just one item on the wall of what will soon become Peter Walton's New York City office: A framed letter from Sir Alex Ferguson wishing the former English Premier League official well in his new post as North America's Refereeing Czar and setting a date for a drink at Sir Alex's favorite NYC bar over the summer. Manchester United conspiracy theorists may scoff, but the letter is the perfect testament to the nine seasons Walton spent officiating in the cauldron of the English ...

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