A multicultural soccer tournament held in Regina this week was a perfect example of cultures coming together in a respectful and peaceful way. Except for that huge brawl.
CIR: Perhaps one day, the symbolism of apartheid evident in the standard soccer ball colour scheme will be overcome.
And the referee who got punched in the face.
Regina Police are on the hunt for a 26-year-old man who allegedly knocked a 45-year-old referee unconscious during an indoor soccer match, Wednesday night.
The match was part of the annual World Class Players Cup Tournament, which pits local players of various backgrounds against one another. The focus is on providing competitive soccer and highlighting cultural communities.
The incident happened during a game between Team Poland and Team Sudan, following a brawl that “went beyond the normal scuffles that happen in all levels of competitive sporting events.”
The WCP Cup Organizing Committee broke the series of events down in a blog posted to their website. It said that about 15 minutes after that scuffle, which resulted in four players being ejected, another Team Sudan player committed a “hard tackle” and was thrown out of the game.
Posted by CIReport.ca
on Apr 12, 2013 | 1 comment