The NBA has had issues recently with one of its referees entangled with gambling problems and making claims that some of the other zebras might be a little too cozy with a few coaches and players to make unbiased calls during games.
Now, soccer is having a problem with one of its men in yellow. During a Belarusian Premier League match between FC Vitebsk and FC Naftan Novopolotsk earlier this month, one of the refs had to be helped from the field after the game was over.
He claimed he was having back problems, but maybe it was just that he didn’t have enough Coca Cola back to go with his Jack Daniels or vodka or whatever he was funneling into his system.
He was taken to a hospital where it was determined he was inebriated.
If you watch him trying to “walk” off the field it looks more like a polka party in the drunk tank.
There are more details, here.