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Married Premier League refs cavort with party girls during boozy charity trip

MARRIED Premier League referees on a charity trip behaved like “randy young footballers” as they posed with party girls on a boozy night out in Indonesia.

Father of one Andre Marriner, 48, was filmed in a disco sitting a woman on his knee with both arms tightly wrapped around her waist.

Premier League referees Martin Atkinson, Kevin Friend and Andre Marriner pose with party girls in Indonesia Referee Andre Marriner was filmed in a disco sitting a woman on his knee Martin Atkinson grinned for the camera as he was hugged by a woman in a short red dress

Video assistance shows him poking his tongue in ear.

Premier League colleague and dad of two Martin Atkinson, 48, grinned for the camera as he was hugged by a woman in a short red dress.

David Coote, 36 — the only unmarried man in the six-strong party — held a woman as they gyrated in a nightclub.

And Kevin Friend, 47, was seen whispering into a woman’s ear.

Atkinson, of West Yorks, Friend, of Leicestershire, and Marriner, of Birmingham, posed again with their arms around three of the women outside a four-star hotel.

‘PERFECT COUPLE’

The group, which also including Roger East, 54, of Salisbury, Wilts, and Graham Scott, 50, of Oxfordshire, were on the island of Batam.

One girl tagged Coote of Newark, Notts, in an Instagram snap showing him dancing with a woman and the caption “perfect couple”.

Another posted a group shot adding: “Enjoyed the night with them.”

At least three of the women work at the Padang golf resort famed for its teams of all-female caddies.

Kevin Friend was seen getting close to one young woman David Coote is the only unmarried man in the six-strong party Kevin Friend, father of two Martin Atkinson, dad of one Andre Marriner and unmarried David Coote

One witness told The Sun: “It all looked very sleazy. The girls were very young and the guys were old enough to be their fathers.

“The way they were drinking and dancing you’d think they were randy young footballers — not the referees!”

The group stayed last week at the luxury Radisson Hotel, linked to the golf resort.

The resort boasted of their presence on its Facebook page and they took part in a two-day golf tournament.

They visited an orphanage on behalf of Atkinson’s Whistle Stop Tour charity and handed out bicycle helmets.

The trip raised money for Indonesian children and a UK hospice, and the refs are believed to have paid for it themselves.

SEX TOURIST DESTINATION

On Thursday night all six posed for photos with six women at Brewski Co bar in Batam’s Nagoya Entertainment District, infamous for its red light district.

The women later shared pics and videos of them dancing at The Square Club and KTV, a three-mile taxi ride away.

The refs are thought to have flown home on Friday.

Batam has a reputation as a party island and is notorious as a sex tourist destination for westerners and businessmen from neighbouring Singapore.

Its red light district has bars called Hot Spot, Foreplay, Cock Bull, Fat Willy’s and Dirty Dick’s.

A source said: “Prostitution is illegal in Indonesia.

“But many local girls are students or have low-paid jobs in the day and in the evening go out and meet Western men and take money for going back to their hotels.”

It is not suggested the women the refs met were sex workers, nor that they or the refs did anything illegal.

The refs have previously raised £60,000 by cycling to Russia for the World Cup and staging a charity bike ride to all 20 Premier League stadiums in 2017.

Last night the Professional Game Match Officials Ltd, which is responsible for match officials in the UK, did not want to comment.

The refs had participated in a two-day golf tournament at the luxury Radisson Hotel On Thursday night all six posed for photos with six women at Brewski Co bar in Batam’s Nagoya Entertainment District, infamous for its red light district
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