Czech FA suspends drunk refs | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, May 14, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:34 PM, May 14, 2016

Czech FA suspends drunk refs

The Czech Football Association (FACR) on Thursday banned two referees who appeared drunk on the pitch during a top-flight game between FK Pribram and Slavia Prague the day before.

The FACR said fourth official Marek Pilny and additional assistant referee Jiri Jech would lose their licences and face disciplinary action.

"Pilny was visibly drunk from the beginning of the game," the association said in a statement.

"He struggled for balance by the touchline, he fell, at times he ran with the linesman copying his movements."

"After 10 minutes he had to be guarded by a bodyguard, and at halftime Pilny left for the changing rooms and never came back," the association said.

It added additional assistant Jech was "also under the influence of alcohol and allegedly even peed during the game."

FA head Miroslav Pelta said the game's referee and two linesmen would be suspended until the end of the season because they failed to prevent the situation.

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