The Liberia Kickball Federation (LKF) through its Technical Committee has expelled one referee and suspended four umpires for poorly officiating the quarter finals of the kickball version of the ongoing National County Sports Meet (NCSM) between Grand Cape Mount and Nimba County at the Samuel Kanyan Doe (SKD) Sports Complex.
According to the LKF, the actions of the expelled referee and suspended umpires caused serious disturbance amongst spectators and officials.
In a letter signed by the Secretary General of the LKF, Mr. Milton Padmore, a copy of which is in the possession of this paper, the organization (LKF) expelled Referee Otrine Walker and suspended Umpires Agnes Cumming, Curtis Johnson, Tonia Johnson and Wayeeayen Devine for two years each.
The expulsion and suspension of the LKF match officials, the letter states, take immediate effect.
Meanwhile, the LKF has expressed the hope that, “such mad behavior, which tends to divide our people, will not be repeated in our Federation”.
In a related development, the LKF has suspended its Chief Umpire Jacob Toe for time indefinite.
Toe was suspended for his “refusal” to officiate a game he was assigned to, something which the organization described as disrespect.