Two referees in the Czech league have been banned indefinitely after one appeared to be drunk on the sidelines and the other was seen urinating during a game.
Thursday’s verdict by the federation’s referee committee came a day after the incidents occurred during a match between Pribram and Slavia Prague, which was broadcast live.
Marek Pilny’s behavior as the fourth official attracted attention from the start. Pilny was stumbling along the sideline and at one point he fell over, prompting the TV commentator to say the referee provided better entertainment than the players.
Pilny was escorted from the field at halftime.
Behind the goal, Jiri Jech was seen urinating during the same game.