Sparta Prague player 'sorry' for saying 'women belong at the stove'

Tomas Koubek
Tomas Koubek has played twice for the Czech Republic

Sparta Prague's goalkeeper said "women belong at the stove" after a female assistant referee failed to flag an opponent offside during a league game.

Tomas Koubek, speaking after Sunday's 3-3 draw with Brno, added: "Women should not officiate men's football."

Injured midfielder Lukas Vacha, meanwhile, described the official, Lucie Ratajova, as "the cooker".

Koubek later posted a picture of his wife and daughter on Facebookexternal-link and said he wanted to "apologise to all women".

Vacha said his "comment was directed to a specific error which affected the outcome of the game, not for any other women".

Brno midfielder Alois Hycka was several metres offside before scoring the final goal of Sunday's match in injury time.

The Czech Football Association's disciplinary committee is due to deal with Koubek's remarks on Thursday.

Lukas Vacha
Vacha captioned a picture of match official Lucie Ratajova "the cooker"

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