Inquiry into wobbling ref mystery

AN investigation has been launched after a referee mysteriously tottered off the pitch during a game, blowing his whistle and waving to the crowd.

AN investigation has been launched after a referee mysteriously tottered off the pitch during a game, blowing his whistle and waving to the crowd.

The bizarre incident happened during a Belarusian Premier League tie between FC Naftan and FC Vitebsk.

The first half of the match passed off without incident, but once half-time was over it became apparent that referee Sergey Shmolik was having problems.

He was escorted off the pitch, blowing his whistle and waving to fans.


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Shmolik, who was an official FIFA referee, has reportedly been suspended and is due to face a disciplinary hearing with the Belarusian FA.

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