South Africa

VIDEO: Hockey player slaps umpire

2015-06-12 11:44
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Cape Town - Former South Africa hockey player Reece Basson, who hit an umpire during match in East London two weeks ago, will learn his fate after United Hockey and Border Hockey meet to discuss his sanction.

Basson, who struck an umpire during a United 'B' v Parkside match in the Border men’s Premier League, was brought before a Border Hockey disciplinary committee last week, following which a sanction was imposed upon himself and the club, last Friday.

In the sanction, of which the Daily Dispatch has a copy, Basson received an automatic two match ban for the red card he received in the match.

He was given a further three match suspension for failing to leave the field of play after being issued a red card and then another 12 match suspension due to the assault on the referee.

“United Hockey and the player both received the sanction last week Friday and had 48 hours to appeal, yet we have not received anything yet,” said Border Hockey president Neil Klaasen.

United Hockey met last week, before receiving the Border Hockey sanction, and punished Basson with a five game suspension and community service within the club.

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