I'm sure he's reffed a few of my games when he was doing the local leagues around here.
If its who I think it is he was refereeing 4 games every weekend when he was a young lad so he won't have had time to go to Boro matches.
Isn't talksport the radio channel that sensationalises everything the most? I think they get some things on the ball but a lot seems to be used to generate a story.
Either way, if it's true I think it's ridiculous.