Friday, 18 August 2017
Muntari denies assaulting referee

Muntari denies assaulting referee

By Herbert BOAKYE YIADOM, Accra
Controversial Black Stars midfielder, Sulley Muntari has debunked rumours that he slapped referee John Terry in a friendly game played at the Kotobabi Wembley Park last Monday.

The victim, John Terry, had come out to accuse Sulley Muntari of physically assaulting him.
In a tweet on his official handle, the ex-Inter Milan and AC Milan star says those allegations are wide off the mark.
“What slap? Stop dragging my name through the mud! Nice try but just so you know, you can never beat a person who never gives up”, it read.
In the said incident, Laryea Kingston, who was a witness to the incident, also mentioned that Sulley never slapped the referee, insisting it’s an attempt to tarnish the image of Sulley Muntari.
“I was there when the whole thing started. Sulley never slapped the guy. It’s a lie.
“While on the bench, I saw the referee frustrating Sulley for reasons better known to him. He whistled for a foul against Sulley for every tackle. All this while, I saw Sulley always trying to talk to him to take it easy.
“On one occasion, Sulley knocked my player but the referee did not give a foul, which eventually resulted in a goal against my team. At that point, Sulley told the referee he should have rather whistled for a foul against him for that tackle.
“Surprisingly, the referee told Sulley he’s not the one to teach him his job. That was when Sulley got angry and wanted to confront the referee but he was restricted by myself [and] Eric Bekoe,” he disclosed this to ghanasoccernet.com.
Muntari has been suspended indefinitely from the Black Stars during the 2014 FIFA World Cup for assaulting an FA official. The player is hoping to make a comeback to the senior national football team.

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