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Football Referee Too Drunk To Whistle

by | 10th, July 2008

TO a Belarusian Premier League match between FC Naftan and FC Vitebsk.

The half-time whistle blows and FIFA appointed referee Sergey Shmolik heads to his room for a restorative.

The second half gets underway and Shmolik is drunk.

The referee spent most of the second period in the centre circle, directing the game with meaningless gestures and strange whistle-blows.

Shmolik has been suspended from refereeing and is scheduled to face a hearing at the Belarusian FA later this week.

This, of course, could never occur in the English Premier League, where refereeing is but a stepping stone to a media career…

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