Mauritanian Super Cup Sent to PKs in 63rd Minute Because Country’s President Was Bored
Be thankful you don’t live in Mauritania. I mean, it might be a fine place to call home, abutting the Mediterranean in northern Africa, but it sounds like the country’s president is kind of a jerk.
After making it 63 minutes into the Mauritanian Super Cup match between FC Tevragh-Zeina and ACS Ksar, the head of state reportedly got fed up with the slow pace of play and ushered the 1-1 game into penalty kicks to decide a champion. The refs had little choice but to oblige, and Tevragh Zeina took home the trophy in kicks.
Of course, the league president denies that the nation’s president expedited the game, offering cryptically, ““I deny in the strongest terms the intervention of the President of the Republic. The decision was made due to organisational issues in accordance with the presidents and the coaches of the two teams.”
Well okay then.
I can’t imagine this type of behavior doesn’t seep over to the leader’s politics.
Hat Tip – [Gazzetta World]