Referee stood down pending racial abuse probe

Last updated 09:55 07/06/2012

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A referee has been stood down pending an investigation following an allegation of racial abuse in a premier league football match in Dunedin.

Footballsouth, the southern region's controlling football body, has received an incident report from Saturday's match between Grants Braes and Roslyn-Wakari at Ellis Park.

The report, filed by an independent referees' assessor, alleges the referee made a racially offensive remark toward a player.

An investigation has been launched and the referee, whom Footballsouth has declined to name at this stage, has been stood down. They are awaiting reports from others involved, including the referee and the person the alleged comments were made to.

The Otago Daily Times reported that the player was believed to be from the Grants Braes team.

Footballsouth are also taking advice from New Zealand Football on how to deal with racism allegations, according to the newspaper.

A judicial committee hearing could be held next week, with officials keen to deal with the matter swiftly.

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