Referees committee chairperson Gladmore Muzambi has condemned Chicken Inn coach Joey Antipas’ behaviour during a league clash against ZPC Kariba at Nyamhunga stadium on Saturday.

Antipas allegedly bugged into the referees’ dressing room during halftime and told Ruzive Ruzive who was in charge of the game that his players would not come out for the second half in protest at what he said was poor officiating.

The Gamecocks were trailing 1-0 at the break but levelled in the second half through substitute Wellington Kamudyariwa to share the spoils.

“We don’t take such issues lightly, and surely that coming from a senior coach like Antipas is uncalled for. We expect coaches to behave responsibly,” Muzambi told NewsDay.

However, Antipas said there was nothing malicious about what he said and labelled it a joke.

“It was a serious joke meant to motivate my players who had played badly in the first half. It was more to with mind-awareness nothing malicious about the whole thing,” he said.

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