Premier Soccer League (PSL) referee Sipho Masondo is set to sue Hellenic manager Clemens Westerhof after the Dutch coach accused him of being drunk during Sunday's match against Kaizer Chiefs at the Athlone Stadium.
During the post match interview on SABC 1, Westerhof said that "I think he came out of the bar a little bit late last night. I think he was drunk."
Masondo not only made a number of controversial decisions during the game, but also, for no apparent reason, he decided to kick off the match six minutes early, causing TV viewers to miss the beginning of the game.
The PSL have acknowledged that Masondo's performance was not up to scratch and are set to act accordingly, starting with a meeting in Johannesburg on Saturday where the referees will be read the riot act.
Reader Timothy Kolo had the following to say on the matter:
I don't think Westerhof deserved to be sued by Mr. Masondo, unless Masondo is trying to take our focus away from his "stupid mistakes" that cost clubs such as Hellenic a lot. Hellenic is on the bottom of the league and I don't think they deserved to be robbed the legitimate disallowed penalty caused by Nzama.
Coming to the coache's comment he said : "I think he came out of the bar a little bit late last night. I think he was drunk."
This is just his personal opinion or what he thought which might not be true, he did not say the ref was drunk or he came out of the bar a little bit late, but that is what he (coach) was thinking about the ref and if the ref was sober, why sue the man ?
Masondo and S. A. referees Get Your Acts Together to avoid situations where our coaches comment badly about your refereeing competencies.