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Bribing refs is okay

Posted by Trish18 on Mar 31, 2006 2:04:00 PM

 

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File this under the ���too bizarre to be true��� department. Nigerian soccer referees are now officially allowed to take bribes from participating teams���just so long as they don���t let it affect their judgment. For the whole story on msnbc go here.

 

 

 

Apparently stamping out corruption is too difficult a proposition. So Nigerian soccer officials told its assembled refs during a soccer seminar to simply ���take the money��� and still call a good game.

 

 

 

Is this the worst idea in sports since Michael Jordan playing baseball? Or is this just a realistic approach in a country that is known as one of the most corrupt in the world?

 

 

 

Click here to tell us what you think about bribery and soccer officials. Also check out the soccer message boards to see what other eteamz members are saying.

 

 

 

(Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP

 

 

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