Sports News of Tuesday, 8 August 2017
Referee John Terry has vowed to take police action against controversial Ghana star Sulley Muntari for physical assaulting him during a local friendly match in Accra.
The match official says he still fells some pains one week after the former AC Milan star allegedly thundered him with a hefty slap during a local friendly.
According to a report on Peace FM on Monday, a friendly match between two sides involving two of Ghana’s respected footballers Muntari and Laryea Kingston had to be cancelled after the player with countless disciplinary problems launched his shocking physically attack on the referee.
Locals in the Accra suburb of Kotobabi booed the former AC Milan and Inter Milan player after he slapped the referee in the face and kicked the ball out of play for a card shown him.
Muntari, who has had several disciplinary problems both at club level and with the national team the Black Stars, took the ugly part of his character to the streets when the referee John Terry showed him the yellow card for an offence.
Not pleased with the decision of the referee, Muntari lunged forwarded like a baboon, angrily slapping the ref in the face before grabbing the ball kicking in into the nearby houses in a shocking and disgraceful fits of anger.
Shocked over the conduct of the global football star, players had to calm the referee down while kids who were watching the game chanted chorus of disapproval with the elders booing Muntari.
The attack by the temperamental star led to the abrupt end of the match but Muntari’s friend Laryea Kingston is denying there was a slap.
The denial by Kingston who was present during the match has angered the referee who has now vowed to take legal action against Muntari for assault.
“I have not dropped the case. I will pursue the matter to its logical conclusion with the authorities,” referee Terry told Peace FM.