Referees’ protest action disrupts premier league matches

Jamaican referees protested the non-payment of fees on Sunday, which affected the scheduled matches in the island’s top tier football competition, the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL).

The match between Tivoli Gardens and Waterhouse at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex had to be postponed because of the referees’ action.

Other matches started late, as replacements had to be found for some of the officials who did not show up.

Jamaica Football Federation’s Referees Department head Victor Stewart, however, described the situation as a misunderstanding. He said the Premier League’s Clubs Association (PLCA) had dispersed the money to pay the referees but had done so late.

The PLCA is the body that manages the league.