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Cypriot soccer “fans": You can stop bombing referees’ homes immediately. Thanks.


The Cyprus Referees Association is considering a walkout after a third bomb attack against a member this season.

This time around, the attack went after the mother of a referee (which is extra cowardly). The mother of Thomas Mouskos was unharmed since she was upstairs when a bomb exploded in her doorway.

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The organization’s headquarters was hit in October, and a referee’s car was bombed back in March. So in regards to refereeing high-profile matches in Cyprus, the CRA is thinking, “Yeah, maybe not worth it”.

From the Associated Press:

Association chief Michalis Argyrou says one option being weighed at Monday’s meeting is to stop officiating matches because referees are fed up following the third bomb attack against one of their own this season.


Police said the makeshift, high-yield explosive device went off outside the front door of the 60-year-old woman’s Limassol home shortly after midnight.

What’s the rationale here? “You know, these refs haven’t been doing their jobs well. Maybe if we attack their parents, focus will improve and my team will get a better shake at all three points.”

There isn’t a whole lot to add here, other than to remind ourselves we’re fortunate to not have this culture rampant in the United States.

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