Last Update 19:59
Thursday, 25 April 2019

Egypt's Ismaily blame Cameroonian referee mistakes for fans' riot in called-off CL game

Ahram Online , Monday 21 Jan 2019
Ismaily  (Al-Ahram)
(Al-Ahram)
Share/Bookmark
Views: 1618
Share/Bookmark
Views: 1618

Egyptian side Ismaily have criticised the performance of referee Alioum Neant during their Champions League clash against Tunisian side club Africain, stressing that riots that erupted in Friday's clash were due to the referee's mistakes.  

The game was called-off with seven minutes remaining following crowd trouble at Ismailia Stadium on Friday while the Tunisian side was leading 2-1.

After several stoppages as Ismaily's angry fans kept hurling bottles onto the pitch, Alioum eventually decided to cancel the match in injury time.

The game saw many controversial decisions from the referee, who awarded two penalties to the visitors and refused claims for another one for the hosts.

"Ismaily's management decided to submit an official protest against the Cameroonian referee to the CAF," read a statement in the club's official website on Monday.

"The referee made many mistakes during the game that influenced the final result."

The club's board asked the African governing body to open an investigation with the Cameroonian referee to discover the truth and take action.

They stressed that they stand with the club supporters and understand that their reaction during the game was due to the referee's mistakes.

"It is clear that our fans were provoked by the referee's decisions and we are confident that they will always back the club in all situations"

CAF is yet to reveal their decision concerning the game, with reports suggesting that the club could be heavily sanctioned.

(For more sports news and updates, follow Ahram Online Sports on Twitter at @AO_Sports and on Facebook at AhramOnlineSports.)

Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's
Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.
Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.