Footballers forced to train with the women’s team for despising female ref

Footballers forced to train with the women’s team for despising female ref

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Tomas Koubek, one of the players accused of discriminating a female referee. PHOTO: COURTESY.

A Czech Republic men’s Football Club Sparta Prague, have instructed two of their players to train with the club’s women’s team.

Midfielder Lukas Vacha, 27, and goalkeeper Tomas Koubek, 24, found themselves in unusual situation after making discriminatory remarks about a female referee last weekend.

According to the club’s statement, Tomas Koubek, specifically said that “women belong to the kitchen” after the female assistant referee failed to flag an opponent offside during their 3-3 draw with Zbrojovka Brno.

And as reported by the UK Independent tabloid, midfielder Lukas Vacha echoed his keeper’s sentiment, describing the official, Lucie Ratajova, as “the cooker”.

The sentiment didn’t go well with Sparta chief executive Adam Kotalik who described the comments as unacceptable, and immediately ordered the duo to report to the head of Sparta women’s football.

The pair however has since through social media offered their apologies but will still train with the women’s side for the foreseeable future as asserted by Sparta Prague officials.

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