Police Investigating “Worse assault on a match official on British soil”

Police Investigating “Worse assault on a match official on British soil”Fans attacking the match referee during Sunday league match | Photo Credit: BBC

An attack on a referee at an amateur football match has been described as the “worse assault on a match official on British soil”.

Sunday’s incident occurred during a cup game organised by the Turkish Community Football Federation in north London.


The Federation says it is “shocked and disgusted” and “strongly condemns” the incident, which was filmed.


The Police are investigating an alleged assault on a man in his late 20s, per BBC Sport.


It is understood the referee suffered only minor injuries during the game at New River sports centre in White Hart Lane, which saw Dumlupinar Yeni Malatyaspor beat GS FC 2-1.


The Metropolitan Police said it was called to a report of an assault in White Hart Lane.


The London Football Association says it is investigating the incident.


The TCFF said it is carrying out investigations and is meeting the team involved to “discuss our options with regard to any action we will take against the club and individuals involved.”


Culled from BBC Sport

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