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Drunk ref had to be substituted

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The referee in a junior football match in Norway had to be substituted at half time because he was drunk.

The incident took place at a junior football tournament in Sunndal, reports Nettavisen.

"He was clearly drunk and unable to judge the match and was substituted at half time," said a tournament spokesman.

Both the football trainers and the tournament leaders noticed the referee's behaviour.

Jan Roger Stromsvag, leader of the Sunndal football referees, said: "It is simply embarrassing that something like this can happen."