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Driven Mad

by | 22nd, November 2004

‘WITH England’s game in Spain still fresh in the mind, news now of how much worse things could have got had, for instance, Sven Goran Eriksson commandeered the mobile stretcher and made for the referee.

Thankfully, the Swede is not overly given to acts of spontaneity – and, perhaps, would have emptied the team’s dishwasher before starting her up.

But Mihai Macovei, president of second division Moldovan side Roso Floren, is more hot-headed.

When referee Vitaly Onike awarded a penalty against his team in the first half of last week’s match against rivals Politehnika Chisinau, Macovei knew exactly what he must do.

‘I’ve had enough of these refs, they are so corrupt and biased that you just can’t stand still anymore. You have to do something to stop this,” said he.

‘I didn’t punch or threaten him.”

No, but he did get in his car and drive it onto the pitch and straight at the ref, who managed to get out of the way in time.

The referee decided to abandon the match and this week the disciplinary committee of the Moldovan soccer federation awarded Politehnika a 3-0 win and fined the Roso boss.’

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