Sfaxien boss admits to 'pinching referees buttocks' and is banned for life

Sfaxien boss admits to 'pinching referees buttocks' and is banned for life
CS Sfaxien fans

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Tuesday Apr 18, 2017. 14:30

Information coming through to AfricanFootball.com is that CS Sfaxien boss Moncef Khemakhen has been banned after admitting to pinching a referee's buttocks.

Reports have emerged that the Tunisian Football Federation has banned the boss for life after he admitted to pinching the referee’s buttocks during a league match last month.

Khemakhen was banned from ‘any activity in football’ by the TFF for abusing the officials during the championship match.


The TFF said Khemakhen had violently assaulted and bitten an assistant referee, and pinched his backside during his side’s encounter with Etoile du Sahel early last month.

Meanwhile, the federation also accused Khemakhen of ‘verbally abusing the match officials, for dangerous and unsporting behaviour, indecent assault and harm to good morals’.

He has also been fined $12,900 and it is reported that the incident occurred after the referee awarded Etoile a controversial penalty to levelled the game 2-2, although Sfaxien won the game 3-2.

On the other hand, the Sfaxien boss conceded to tweaking the referee’s buttocks when he appeared on public TV Wataniya, saying he had “twice pinched the backside of the linesman to cheer him up” because he lost the match.

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