Referee stops football match to break Ramadan fast


The game between Casa Sport and Yeggo was half-an-hour old when referee Ousseynou Gueye suspended play so his officials could have a drink and eat on the side of the pitch. Despite being heckled by spectators, Gueye finished his snack before resuming.

“Legally, it is not possible to stop a match to break the fast,” he said afterwards. “But you can enjoy a break in the game to meet a health need. The human body needs water.”