The Egyptian FA has punished referee Mohamed Farouk indefinitely after reportedly disallowing a goal after viewing footage on a spectator’s phone, according to the Daily Mail.Information Guide Nigeria
On Friday, Mohamed Farouk took charge of an Egyptian Second Division match between Al-Nasr and Suez, and in the absence of VAR, he used an alternate mechanism to gain a second look at a late goal.
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With the hosts Suez leading 2-1 in the last minutes, Al-Nasr struck a remarkable equalizer to gain a point on the road.NYSC Portal
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However, following loud protestations from home fans, Farouk was invited to examine a replay of the goal on a fan’s phone before ruling it out for handball and denying the visitors an away point at Suez on Friday.
According to the Dailymail, Farouk has received severe punishment as a result of his actions, with the head of the Egyptian Referees Committee, Vitor Pereira, deciding to suspend the referee and his entire matchday team for a ‘indefinite period’.
Pereira took over as ERC president in March, succeeding veteran Premier League official Mark Clattenburg.
Pereira’s action was confirmed by the Egyptian FA, who added, “The committee decided to investigate the incident when Mohamed Farouk, the referee of the match, used a mobile phone to review footage of the match’s events.”JAMB Result