1 May 2013

Linesman life ban upheld

12:22 pm on 1 May 2013

The Russian Football Association has upheld a life ban for a Chechen linesman and fined him 20 thousand dollars for assaulting a player in a league match.

The incident occurred at the end of Sunday's reserve game in Grozny between local side Terek and Amkar Perm when the linesman dropped his flag and ran on to the pitch, attacking a player.

The official, seen on video pushing the 18-year-old to the ground, then kicking and punching him, was banned for life by the Chechen association on Monday.