Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey was slapped with a lifetime ban by FIFA yesterday (March 20), for match fixing in a World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal in the 2018 Fifa World Cup.
Ghanaian Ref. Joseph Lamptey has been banned for life by FIFA for manipulating the result of WC qualifier between South Africa & Senegal pic.twitter.com/cox76JtNWE
— Ghana Premier League (@GHPLLive) March 20, 2017
Interestingly, Lamptey was the fourth referee when Hearts defeated Kotoko 1-0 on Sunday in the Super Clash.
In case you are wondering, here the penalty that led to Joseph Lamptey ban.pic.twitter.com/uzCkDEl5zq
— I’m a Man (@Mzilankatha_) March 20, 2017
When the news broke, social media users have reacted and here are some of the posts we gathered for you.
BBC Sport – Fifa bans Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey for life for ‘match manipulation’what a plonker he has been
— Millwall Supp’s Club (@Official__MSC) March 21, 2017
Where Joseph Lamptey dey, I get some Space to Space bi Oo.. Lemme know if you’re interested.
— 🇬🇭 Nana Yaw 🇬🇭 (@IamLilBygone) March 20, 2017
Now the question is who “influenced” Joseph Lamptey & can the South Africa v Senegal match be replayed according to P.4 of the statement? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/UdD9hyablr
— Juliet Bawuah (@julietbawuah) March 20, 2017
I’m happy for FIFA’s life ban imposed on Ref Joseph Lamptey.Will go to Presby Church on Sunday to thank God says former New Edubiase Utd CEO
— Moses Antwi Benefo (@pjmozee) March 21, 2017
This is just the beginning of what has happened to Joseph Lamptey…. Samuel Suker will get a pay of this in a jiffy…. Disgrace S. Suker
— Isaac Vanderwaal (@vanderwaal4u) March 21, 2017
Father of banned Joseph Lamptey, Maj Gen Lamptey was similarly accused by Morocco of influencing 1974 WCQ in favour of Zaire
— Sports Obama (@SaddickAdams) March 21, 2017
Some journos think we got to know about Joseph Lamptey after umdlalo we Bafana ne Senegal, lendoda once manupulated #CAFCL final.
— Khona (@Cornerkic) March 21, 2017
You see your life?? Referee Joseph Lamptey!!! When you do it locally and we advise you, you ignore us. You see where it has landed you?
— Emmanuel Kwame Amoh (@kwame_amoh) March 20, 2017
One Ghanaian referee named Joseph Lamptey has been BAN for life for manipulating South Africa-Senegal World Cup qualifier. AM VERY HAPPY
— FLORENT JAY-B (@FlorentJAYB) March 20, 2017
Maybe it’s time to do what Trevor said.
Yes, we bribed.
What are you going to do about it?
Do you want three points back?
— Uncle Geoff (@HeIsGeoff) March 20, 2017