The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation says it has launched an investigation after one of its referees sustained injuries during an assault in a match over the weekend.
The federation did not give any details about the where the assault took place or the nature of the injuries.
It, however, said:
“We do no condone any form of violence towards anyone in the football community and will consider tougher sanctions against those behaving unacceptably at matches. The SVGFF is very clear that all forms of abuse, whether on or off the pitch, are unacceptable and we will continue to do everything to stamp out this behaviour.”
The federation said that measures will be taken “to totally avoid this from happening again”, adding that the matter will be referred to its disciplinary committee.