Trinidad refs boycott major soccer games

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Jamaica Gleaner

PORT of SPAIN, Nov. 20, (Reuter):

THE Trinidad Referees Association has begun an eight-day boycott here of matches in main competition—The Port Of Spain Football League.

As a result there were no major football matches yesterday for the first time in history of the game here.

The boycott is to press home the need for safety of its members.

Recently a linesman was kicked and a referee punched in the face by spectators. In addition there has been abuse and threats of violence.

Meanwhile, all is set here for the opening tomorrow of triangular football tournament among Trinidad, Brazil and Surinam.