Egyptian referee Mohamed Farouk has been suspended for using a spectator’s mobile phone to disallow a goal in a league match.
Al-Nasr thought they had scored a late equaliser away to Suez in a second division match last Friday.
There is no video assistant referee (VAR) in Egypt’s second tier, but Farouk used the phone to watch a replay after the home side protested there was a handball.
Farouk then ruled the goal out.
The Egyptian Football Association said in a statement
that Vitor Pereira, who replaced Mark Clattenburg as head of the Egyptian Referees Committee earlier this month, decided to suspend the entire refereeing staff for an “indefinite period”.