Pipe bomb attack strikes Cyprus referee’s association

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In Cyprus the shocking revolt against referee’s continues.

According to police a ‘low-yield explosive’ was placed at the entrance to the Cyprus Referee Association’s clubhouse on Monday.

The pipe bomb attack caused minor damage and is the latest in a long line of attacks on officials in Cyprus.

FIFA President Sepp Blatter called the attack “cowardly” and offered his full support to the Cyprus Football Association’s efforts to protect their match officials. While the chairman of the referee’s association, Michalis Argyrou, has called for police to step in and help stop the “repeated pattern of behavior.”

Cypriot referees have been targeted relentlessly in recent months with a referee’s house in Limassol subject to a firebomb attack two weeks ago.

The most serious attack arrived in February when the Cypriot federation banned all first division games for a week after a bomb damaged the car of one their top officials, Leontios Trattos.