Saturday 16 December 2017

Football club issues lifetime ban to man involved in alleged assault of referee

A Dublin schoolboy football club has issued a lifetime ban to a man following an alleged assault which left a referee injured at the weekend.

Whistler Roy Kavanagh – who officiates every weekend in the biggest league in the country – posted graphic pictures of the injuries he suffered on social media.

According to the victim, he was kicked repeatedly in the stomach whilst going about his business taking charge of an Under-15 fixture in the south-west region of Dublin.

Tonight the club involved issued a statement confirming they have banned the alleged attacker for life.

“The executive committee has decided to issue (him) with a lifetime ban from all activities at (the club) with immediate effect.

“We also apologise to the DDSL executive committee, management committee and the DDSL clubs.

“We will without hesitation co-operate fully with all investigations into this game and alleged incident.”

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