Sergei Samsonenko announced that he will withdraw from Macedonian sports after the scandalous decision on Sunday when the referee dismissed a clear goal for his Vardar team against Shkendija.

The two bitter rivals for the championship were playing on Shkendija’s turf, in Tetovo, and the home team had a 1:0 advantage. In the 38th minute Filip Najdovski let out a powerful shot from 35 meters which ended well behind the goal line, but then bounced back and out. Referees disallowed the goal and ultimately awarded the three points to Shkendija.

Following the game Samsonenko said that he will not continue to fund this kind of football. He demanded immediate accountability from the football association and threatened that if things are not rectified, he will leave the country.