September 11, 2009

Fairplay Day flop

FIFA's international Fairplay Day didn't go so well in China.

Refs in the Chinese Super League were spit at, verbally assaulted and had shoes throw out 'em by players on club officials from numerous teams.

Penalties were handed out like fliers to offenders in the wild league by the Chinese FA.
"The CFA had the fair play campaigns on CSL pitches as FIFA requested but there were violations on the very day, which must not happen," the CFA said on its website.
Probably not the day people had in mind, but when can you really expect on a 'Ref Appreciation Day' of sorts...?

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