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Friday, March 31, 2006
 
Nigerian Soccer Referees Can Take Bribes But Must Remain Neutral

From ESPN:
    Football referees in Nigeria can take bribes from clubs but should not allow them to influence their decisions on the pitch, a football official said on Friday. Fanny Amun, acting Secretary-General of the Nigerian Football Association, said bribery was common in the Nigerian game.

    "We know match officials are offered money or anything to influence matches and they can accept it," Amun told Reuters on Friday. Amun first made the statement earlier in the week to a football seminar in the capital Abuja, prompting protests from other officials.

    "Referees should only pretend to fall for the bait, but make sure the result doesn't favour (sic) those offering the bribe," Amun said.
The response from Capitol Hill: Why didn't we think of this?





4 Comments:

Love it, what a great policy!!

Anonymous Anonymous -- 4/02/2006 12:43 AM  


not surprising, coming from the land of the original email scam...

Anonymous Anonymous -- 8/28/2006 8:22 AM  


Could this possibly be true!This is arrant nonsense.How can such a person be a credible sports official? Give him the sack.

Anonymous Anonymous -- 9/01/2006 6:17 PM  


thank you

Anonymous kurtlar -- 2/11/2009 1:06 PM  


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