Six Polish referees detained in corruption scandal

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  1. Citiref

    Citiref New Member

    Oct 16, 2004
    Sixth Polish referee detained in football corruption scandal
    Jul 6, 2005, 13:48 GMT

    Warsaw - A sixth football referee in Poland was detained for questioning by Polish justice officials Wednesday in connection with a growing match-rigging scandal in Poland's premier football league.

    "When they arrested the first referee, people said it was just one black sheep," legendary Polish goalkeeper Janusz Tomaszewski told Poland's Gazeta Wyborcza daily. "Now it appears that an entire heard of donkeys has been locked up," he said.

    According to an unconfirmed report by the Polish PAP news agency the referee was identified as Robert H.. Polish privacy laws prevent the publication of a suspect's full name.

    On Tuesday police also detained Aleksander S., a former international referee and current observer with Poland's PZPN national football league along with two Polish referees Zbigniew R. and Hieronim T. All were detained on suspicion of corruption.

    The referees were to have rigged a Polish second league match in exchange for 7,000 zloty (2060 dollars).

    Two Polish permier league referees, Antoni F. and Krzystof Z. are already under arrest in prison pending their trial on charges of corruption and organised crime for repeated match-rigging.
  2. new old man

    new old man New Member

    Jun 7, 2003
    SW US
    If true, this means that for about $330 each, six referees made every referee's calls more suspect to the players and fans everywhere.
    Thanks a lot, guys. Hope you got something really swell with the money.

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