The Referees Association of Ghana will hold an emergency meeting on Tuesday with a strong signal of boycotting the league matches if the Ghana FA fails to act on the abuse of their members.
Officials of the Referees umbrella body have been unhappy with the unruly behaviour of some irate supporters towards them during league matches with some being subjected to inhumane treatment at match venues.
The latest unfortunate incident reared its ugly head over the weekend when pocket of violence were recorded at some match venues during match day-19 of the Ghana Premier League.
Referee Patrick Kyeremanteng was hospitalized at the Ridge hospital in Accra after irate some fans of Ebusua Dwarfs severely beat him up like a ‘common criminal’ after disallowing a goal during their 1-0 home defeat to Aduana Stars at the Robert Mensah stadium in Cape Coast.
Tuesday’s meeting is expected to highlight some of the security concerns at match centres and the behaviour of some officials to incite the supporters towards them.
Sources say they could boycott the rest of the matches in the top-flight if riotous fans do not reform as they take steps to safeguard the lives of their members following the litany of physical attacks at league matches.
Referees in Ghana have been a target of massive beatings and mal-treatment by fans over the past years but the Ghana Federation has resolved to weed out all recalcitrant supporters.
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