Referee Tom Henning Ovrebo was understood to have been smuggled out of England by police after receiving a number of death threats following his officiating of the Champions League semifinal second leg between Chelsea and Barcelona -- according to the UK Press Association.
British police were said to be so concerned about his safety they changed his hotel before organizing his secret exit while, in Ovrebo's home city of Oslo, police said they were investigating threats made on the internet.
An Oslo police spokesman told PA: "We are watching closely what is being posted on the internet. Anything we believe would threaten his personal safety will be taken seriously." Read full article »