Rafaty arbitration began his career in the league
Germany six years ago (French)
Colin, the club announced that the match at home to Mainz today in stage 13 of theBundesliga football has been postponed by 40 minutes before going ahead, due to the referee trying to commit suicide.
The club said "ruling found suddenly in a position where the arbitration can not", while theHanover police confirmed later that the government in charge of the match, led by BabakRafaty (41 years) "tried to commit suicide."
The local media that Rafaty found in his hotel room after cutting reported, and in critical condition.
And began Rafaty, which is of Iranian origin, his arbitration in the league six years ago,and the irony that the first match was between Cologne and Mainz in particular.
Commenting on the incident, said Hanover coach Mirko Slomka, "I know well, I was shocked by the news," while said Schalke coach Stevens-hop "health the most important thing, I do not think anyone could play like this after hearing the news."