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Long-ago reefer sidelines ref
August 26th, 2009 7AM

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[OFF THE POST] When Peruvian referee Georges Buckley showed up in Chile to work a Copa Sudamericana game, he was taken into custody for a 1997 arrest in Chile for smoking marijuana in public as he was preparing to enter a concert, reports Reuters.

Buckley, a student at the time of the arrest, ignored an order to appear in court and returned home to Peru, according to the communications office for Chile's judiciary.

He was replaced by Peruvian referee Victor Hugo Carrillo for the game between Chile's Union Espanola and Colombia's La Equidad.

 



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