A referee has left the game in the 50th minute

Posted by on septembrie 17, 2006
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In the Romanian second division (Liga II), George Luca, the referee of the game CFR TimiÅŸoara – CSM Râmnicu Vâlcea (1-2) stopped the game in the 50th minute, called the 2 captains and told them he is leaving. Then he left the pitch. He later declared that he did this to protest against the corruption in football.

Cătălin Tolontan, a well known journalist wrote about this on his blog and provoked lots of reactions. Here are the most interesting:

  • Most people congratulate the referee and demand the resignations of Mircea Sandu, the chairman of FRF;
  • A person claiming he knows Mr. Luca said that he was actually loosing money from refereeing;
  • Another person, signing as a well-known criminal, claims that bribes are current if you want to advance in the police;
  • Several referees from the small leagues claimed that in Liga II are promoted only the sons of former referees.

We can only hope that this will lead to some major changes in the romanian football and our referees will become as good as our teams.

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