Bulgarian FU fine Rilski president for misconduct
SOFIA, Nov 1 (Reuters) - The president of Premier league side Rilski sportist has been fined 10,000 levs ($6,523) by the Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) for inappropriate behaviour during Monday's 1-0 win over Vihren.
Yuri Galev, who is known for his volatile temper, 'attempted a skirmish' with the referee Ahmed Ahmed and 'used abusive language' at the interval, the BFU's disciplinary commission said.
'It's a far too modest sanction,' Vihren president Konstantin Dinev said. 'We want this match to be replayed.'
'The referee has been put under psychological and physical pressure during halftime and his decisions were completely different after the break.'
The halftime score in the match was 0-0.
The sanction was the most lenient Galev could receive according to the BFU's rules. Rilski sportist will receive a home ban if there is another offence.
Rilski sportist had to play a home match on neutral ground last season after the Samokov-based club's president tried to clash with Spartak Pleven's officials.
Rilski sportist are 13th in the 16-team league with 12 points from 11 matches. Vihren are fifth with 17 points, 12 behind leaders Levski Sofia.