Skip to comments.Lifetime ban for sex bribe referee
Posted on 02/03/2014 7:26:00 PM PST by Dave346
FIFA has slapped a worldwide lifetime ban on Lebanese referee Ali Sabbagh for fixing a match in exchange for sexual favours.
Sabbagh, 34, was originally jailed for six months and banned by the Asian Football Confederation from refereeing and attending stadiums after accepting sex as a bribe from a betting syndicate for rigging a match in April of last year.
Sabbagh and his assistants were due to take charge of an AFC Cup tie between Singapore-based Tampines Rovers and India's East Bengal on April 3, 2013, but were abruptly pulled out before the match and replaced.
FIFA also extended the 10-year bans on Sabbagh's assistants, Ali Eid and Abdallah Taleb, to apply globally.
What sport? Who the hell writes this nonsense? What the hell is asian football?
Darn, and here I was thinking of a career move.
No, Goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooaaalllll..., baby. LMAO
Hells Bells! Didn’t know how to spell it!
Well that should teach the world not to go Ali catting.
Also, what kind of jails does the Asian Football Confederation keep these offenders in?
Well, seriously, this is better than nothing, at least they care about some level of integrity. It sounds like even the reporter did not want to write the story.