Crazy Driver

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  1. BentwoodBlue

    BentwoodBlue New Member

    Sep 20, 2003
    Ipswich Town FC
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    Soccer Executive Drives Onto Field to Try to Hit Referee
    Upset With Penalty Kick, Roso's Macovei Makes Several Attempts to Hit Official

    CHISINAU, Moldova (Nov. 15) -- The chairman of a Moldovan soccer team became so incensed when a penalty kick was awarded to the opponent that he drove his car onto the field and tried to run over the referee. No one was hurt, and the game was called off.

    During Saturday's first division game in Floreni between Roso Floreni and Politehnica Chisinau, referee Vitalie Onica gave Politehnica a penalty kick with the score 1-1.

    After Politehnica made the kick, Roso chairman Mihai Macovei drove onto the field and attempted to run over the referee several times. Onica dodged the car each time.

    Macovei left the field and was stopped by police officers when he tried to return, Politehnica coach Ion Caras. Macovei has made no comment.

    The Moldovan soccer federation on Monday fined Macovei about $1,900, and an investigation is under way.

    11/15/04 10:19 EST

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