Referee attempts suicide ahead of game
November 19, 2011
Cologne's Bundesliga match with Mainz, scheduled to be played this afternoon, has been postponed after the referee was found to have attempted suicide.
Babak Rafati was found in his hotel room ahead of the game in a state of distress.
Cologne's official website revealed the match was called off because the referee due to officiate was not able to take charge of the contest. The statement added: "A replacement is not available in the short-term."