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Referees groups to launch international action after vicious attacks

first_img 3 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Most Popular Football News The International Football Association Board (IFAB), which sets the laws of the game, specifically banned referees from wearing body cameras when it updated its rules in May.Campaigners feel the amendment was a deliberate attempt to frustrate calls for a pilot scheme.talkSPORT understands the groups preparing a response include Ref Support UK, the Irish Soccer Referees’ Society, Offside and AusRef.It follows high-profile incidents in Ireland and Italy on Sunday. revealed The incident at a game between Virtus Olympia Roma and SB Atletico Torrenova 1986 has prompted the Italian Referees Association to announce an amateur referee strike across the Lazio region this weekend.It has been described as a “unique” decision that has followed months of anger at a perceived lack of action from authorities.Qualified Italian referee Daniel Curcio, Co-Founder of international referee network Tournaments Abroad, told talkSPORT: “It is not pretty. We’re talking about 650-700 referees assaulted every year in Italy.”A Turkish referee commented on a Tournaments Abroad Facebook post: “Two assaults against my colleague in the team, once (sic) attempted with a gun. One attempt against me physically…At least 5 times waited for police escort. It is just 2 years experience of a Turkish referee and just one of the reasons why I quit.” Footage emerged in June of a referee being chased and kicked by a large group of players in North London during a cup final tense Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos 3 Daniel Sweeney was rushed to hospital with a broken jaw, a fractured eye socket and multiple stitches in his nose after being attacked during a game in Ireland gameday cracker An international group of refereeing organisations are to demand IFAB explain its prohibition of body cameras, talkSPORT has learned.Match officials in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Australia and the USA are joining forces in an attempt to combat attacks against referees.center_img Referee Daniel Sweeney, who is aged in his 50s, sustained a broken jaw and an eye socket injury after a match between Horseleap and Mullingar Town in Co Offaly.The ISRS said it was “shocked and appalled in equal measure” and called on the Football Association of Ireland to launch a campaign to end abuse.Meanwhile Riccardo Bernardini, 24, was described as in a “life-threatening condition” after being struck at a match near Rome, cracking his head on concrete as he fell. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions BEST OF latest 3 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 scrap Bernardini shows off his gruesome injuries LATEST Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Mr Curcio added: “It is unacceptable. The bodies that govern football should do everything within their power to reduce this phenomenon.”Campaigners also feel varying punishments prove the issue of assaults on match officials is not taken seriously enough.In Ireland the offence carries an automatic 1-year ban, in England it carries a 5-year ban and in Scotland it carries a 10-year ban.last_img read more

In case you missed it: Eagles 19-U win 12-inning marathon against B52s

first_imgWell after the Times-Standard went to press Friday night the Humboldt Eagles 19-U and the Humboldt B52s remained locked in an extra-innings affair. Nearly four hours, 436 pitches and 33 hits after the game started Eagles pitcher Scott Coffelt connected on a single to left field which scored Keenan Morris for the would-be winning run in the top of the 12th inning to finish off the final clash of a three-game series against the B52s with a 10-9 win.Coffelt was the third and final Eagles pitcher …last_img read more

Ponzi scheme kingpin held in Nepal

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