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IE Incurs L$50,000 Fine For Medic’s Action -As FA Bans Referee Gbar For 4 Matches

The Liberia Football Association (LFA) has fined Invincible Eleven (IE) L$50,000 and banned medic, Jeremiah Gayflor, for four matches for unruly behavior.
Gayflor according to reports, ran unto the pitch and intentionally threw sachets of water at referee, Thomas McGill, during a national league first division match between IE and Bea Mountain at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium on November 26 last year.
In reports, the FA said the medic also made life threatening statements at the team of match officials assigned at the match venue that day.
“The decision to punish IE and Gayflor is in keeping with chapter four, article two (b) of the regulations governing the 2023/2024 Orange national league,” a release disclosed.
It says “a club official, player, LFA official or member of a club, who incites players against other players or match officials because of their decisions or encourages an unhealthy demonstration in whatever form and commits an offense, shall be liable to a fine of L$50,000 and suspended from attending the club’s next four rounds of matches under the jurisdiction of the LFA. The grievance and disciplinary committee could impose further punishment based on the severity of the offense.”
IE must pay the fine before their next match in the second phase or will face further disciplinary action according to the LFA.
The Liberia Football Association (LFA) also, with immediate effect, handed a four-match ban to Class ‘C’ referee, Benedict Gbar, for poor officiating.
Gbar’s suspension, in a release from the FA, follows an investigation by the referee committee that discovered he failed to award a clear penalty to Republic FC in the 87th minute in a women’s lower league match with Knelling FC at the Samuel Kanyon Doe sports complex practice pitch on December 26, in the Montserrado County sub-association.
Video footage showed a player was fouled in the penalty area but Gbar allowed play to continue.

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