'Drunk' referees banned from Czech Republic league after one seen urinating behind the goal

The match between Pribram and Slavia Prague was broadcast live

James Orr
Friday 13 May 2016 11:41
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The fourth official is escorted away
The fourth official is escorted away

The Czech Football Association (FACR) have banned two match officials who appered to be drunk during a top-flight game - one appeared to be intoxicated on the sidelines and the other was seen urinating during a game.

Thursday's verdict by the federation's referee committee came a day after the incidents occurred during a match between Pribram and Slavia Prague, which was broadcast live.

Marek Pilny's behavior as the fourth official attracted attention from the start. Pilny was stumbling along the sideline and at one point he fell over, prompting the TV commentator to say the referee provided better entertainment than the players.

Pilny was escorted from the field at half-time - a video has been uploaded to YouTube (watch below).

Behind the goal, Jiri Jech was seen urinating during the same game.

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