The Sydney referee who was hospitalised after he was attacked throughout an area soccer sport says there must be extra safety for referees.
Last Sunday, southwest Sydney man Khodr Yaghi was knocked to the bottom and punched a number of occasions whereas overseeing an area soccer match at Padstow oval between the Greenacre Eagles and the Padstow Hornets.
The 45-year-old was rushed to Liverpool Hospital after the assault, which left him with a damaged jaw and 4 lacking tooth.
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Khodr Yaghi suffered a damaged jaw and misplaced 4 tooth on account of the assault. Picture: SuppliedSource: Supplied
Amateur boxer, Adam Abdullah, 25, believed to be a suspended participant who went to look at the sport, has been charged with wounding with intent to trigger grievous bodily hurt and affray.
Speaking to 9 News in his first media interview for the reason that alleged assault, he stated he has no sick will for the person behind the alleged assault.
“Honestly, I’ve received nothing in opposition to him. I simply wish to transfer on,” he stated.
Mr Yaghi stated extra wanted to be completed to guard referees in NSW. Picture: 9 NewsSource: Channel 9
However, Mr Yaghi pleaded for the soccer group to enact harder guidelines to guard referees.
“If I knew from day one I’m going to be sufferer to vary that sport, I’ll all the time put my hand up and take it,” the father-of-four stated.
“Do it for me however change it for good.”
Starting from this weekend, referees from the Bankstown District Amateur Football Association (BDAFA) will trial sporting body-cams within the males’s premier league.
After the incident, the Greenacre Eagles have withdrawn from the remaining video games within the males’s premier league this season.
The soccer referee stated he has ‘nothing in opposition to’ his alleged attacker. Picture: SuppliedSource: Supplied
In a press release shared by the BDAFA stated they’ve commenced an investigation into the matter and stated they have been “absolutely co-operating with the Police”.
“Bankstown Football adopts a zero-tolerance coverage to any type of violence at sanctioned occasions,” they stated in a press release.
“Bankstown Football is dedicated to selling a secure and pleasing surroundings for all partaking with soccer, the place the rights, dignity, and value of each particular person are correctly revered.”
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