The Liberia Basketball Association has suspended four of its referees for the rest of the 2022 league season for misconduct on and off-pitch actions that created disturbances in previous matches.
Those suspended are Alex Freeman, Augustine Hunter, Alex Davies, and Thomas Howard.
According to a communication in possession of Reports231 News Network signed by the LBA Acting Secretary General Fred Pratt, the referees breached Article Vii section five of the Liberia Basketball Association Constitution.
Article Vii section five of the LBA Constitution says “referees shall be fair, professional, objectives and matured in handling matches”.
A selected match commissioner will observe their behavior, and evaluate their performance, and an act of general lack of knowledge and indiscipline of the game shall result in a suspension or a fine of not less than 50℅ shares of his or her referees’ proceeds.
At the same time, the Liberia Basketball Association has placed a ban on one of Bushord Bulls fans from attending their organized matches.
The communication titled ENTRANCE DENIED stated that on September 18, 2022, the fan (yet to be named) caused a disturbance that had the match at a standstill.
The communication also stated that the security hired by the association has been fired because the security allowed the fan to re-enter the gym despite being put out by the match officials.
Reported by: Sylvester Tamba