Darren Drysdale: Referee appears to square up to Ipswich Town player during game

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<p>Drysdale later showed Ipswich’s Flynn Downes a red card</p> (Getty Images)

Drysdale later showed Ipswich’s Flynn Downes a red card

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Referee Darren Drysdale and Ipswich Town midfielder Alan Judge were involved in a confrontation during Tuesday night’s League Two match at Portman Road.

The incident happened in the closing stages of Ipswich’s goalless draw at home to Northampton.

After Judge had been given a yellow card, the Ipswich player approached the referee.

A confrontation between the two briefly ensued, with Drysdale appearing to move his head towards Judge, before Ipswich’s Flynn Downes and Jack Lankester and Northampton defender Lloyd Jones stepped in and calmed the situation.

There was a red card shortly afterwards, with Downes picking up a second yellow card.

Additional reporting by PA.