WINNIPEG-The North Winnipeg Nomad midget football team won’t make an appearance in this year’s playoffs after a player shoved a referee during a recent match.
The decision comes after a meeting Monday night of the North Winnipeg Nomad board. The president, Jeffrey Bannon said, “It’s not an easy thing to do but you hope you do the right thing and what’s best for the whole organization, not just one team. So we felt this was the right step in order to preserve the integrity of not only the game but football in Manitoba.”
The board decided to suspend the team’s coaching and managing staff as well as the player. The incident happened on October 3 when the team was playing the Greendell Falcons. The player is accused of pushing the head referee with both hands. The player in question is suspended from the league for at least this season. Bannon also expects there will be a fine and potentially more suspensions.
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