24 Jun 2019

Auckland footballer banned over referee abuse

From Morning Report, 8:23 am on 24 June 2019

An Auckland footballer has been banned for a season for spitting on a referee, with two sides withdrawn from competition for abusing match officials.

Manukau City Football club has pulled its division one men's team from the competition because of the attack on the referee.

Another senior men's side, Ranui Swanson Football Club, has been forced out after a serious offence last weekend.

Tom Furley reports.