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有見及此 泰足總帶領130位泰超聯同甲組執法的球証到玉佛寺 並在玉佛前宣誓承諾會公平執法
The Football Association of Thailand (FAT) yesterday led over a hundred of its referees to swear in front of the Emerald Buddha that they will do their jobs with honesty and justice.
Association’s referee committee president Gen Chinnasen Thongkomol led the referees in swearing following rising concern from football fans and the public that some football matches, the referees decided the games against their eyes with suspicions of bribe-taking.
Among the referees taking oath was Thanom Borikut, chief referee who had been shot earlier in what believed to be from his referee role.
Swearing that they would perform straightforwardly and honestly, these referees are those who performed in premier league and division 1 football games.
The swearing in front of the Emerald Buddha is a superstitious tradition for Thais with strong belief if those who have sworn do not keep their oaths, they will meet ill fate and end in tragedy.
This is why Thai politicians dare not swear in front of the sacred Emerald Buddha.
Gen Chinnasen said this would help compel referees to officiate fairly as those who do not could be punished by the Emerald Buddha.
The domestic competition has been hit by wayward officiating and claims that certain referees take bribes.
The FAT has implemented several measures to stop this and improve the officiating, including using lie-detectors, but match-fixing allegations persist.
Thanom Borikut who has been suspended following several controversial calls, said this gesture would ensure referees would perform with honesty.
But he said referees have two eyes so it is not likely that everybody will make a correct decision all the time.
After the swearing, Gen Chinnasen said Thanom would be allowed to return to action after yesterday’s function.
A Thai Premier League coach Dusit Chalermsan said he hoped refereeing would improve as a result after they dared to swear before the Emerald Buddha.