Top Ref Gets Two Games

Top Ref Gets Two Games

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On May 1, 2009
  • 4 Comments
  • Cuauhtemoc Blanco

This is what happens when you get freebies outside a locker room.

U.S. Soccer has suspended referee Jair Marrufo for two matches for receiving a jersey from Chicago Fire star Cuauhtemoc Blanco after last week’s Chicago Fire-Columbus Crew match.

“The initial step in dealing with the situation was to remove Jair Maruffo from his assignment for this weekend,” USSF spokesman Neil Buethe said. “After careful consideration, the decision has been made to officially suspend him for this week and the following week.”

Tough call but ultimately the right one in the end if you ask me. If you’re unsure about this story, click here for some background.

What do you think? Two games fair enough?

  • Nathaniel Byrum

    What about the red card with Padula.

  • Nathaniel Byrum

    What about the red card with Padula.

  • jed

    what about Blanco? nothing for him?

  • jed

    what about Blanco? nothing for him?