Attackes on soccer referees are NOT uncommon. We’ve chronicled a few a them over the years.
But usually they get punched or kicked by angry players, coaches or fans. This poor guy in Kenya though, first was allegedly kicked and hit by members of a youth soccer team (kids!)and then grabbed by the coach. And by “grabbed” we mean by the testicles and pulled down on.
Apparently hard enough to cause some severe pain in his, uh, “areas” according to published reports, which resulted in his inability to have normal relations with Mrs. Referee.
So, of course, he’s suing the soccer league for nearly a quarter of a million dollars, which will pay for a lot of groin ice packs.
Referee Martin Wekesa said he was seeking $240,000 in compensation from FKF after the alleged assault in a game in September last year, when he was kicked and hit by members of the Sparki Youth team before being “attacked in my private parts” by one of the coaching staff. Wekesa said Daudi Kajembe came onto the field and assaulted him after a decision to send a Sparki player off. “He pulled my testicles. He actually pressed them and I was hanging on him when he was pulling me. I was crying and could not get myself out from his hands,” Wekesa said. “I remember Kajembe told me, raising his hand, ‘I can kill you in a minute,’ and came directly to my testicles.” Wekesa was rescued by a police officer, he said, but slumped to his knees in pain on the pitch before being taken to the hospital. He is now unable to have sex with his wife, he claims, saying it is “impossible.” “It is so painful, painful, painful in my areas,” he said.