FIFA Referees Commissioner Colina “Referee attacks are a cancer that is killing football”
Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Referees Committee Chairman Pierluigi Collina, 62, has spoken out against the assault on a referee in professional soccer in Tunisia, calling it “a cancer that could kill the game if extraordinary measures are not taken.””Thousands of referees around the world are in a terrible situation where they are verbally and physically abused at lower levels of the game,” Sepp Blatter told the BBC on Wednesday, emphasizing that “no referee should be assaulted, even if they are in the right place.”
Referee Halil Umut Meler was punched in the face and knocked to the ground by Ankara Gaziantep president Farouk Koca, who was unhappy with a call, after the 15th round of the 2023-2024 Turkkiye Super Lig between Ankara Gaziantep and Rizespor ended 1-1 on Wednesday. The referee was also kicked by a spectator who entered the field.The incident led to a full suspension of professional soccer in Turkuye. After being taken to the hospital, 온라인카지노 the referee was diagnosed with an orbital fracture over his left eye and was placed in a neck brace.