COLOGNE, Germany -- A referee in Germanys Bundesliga was found bleeding in his hotel bathtub following an apparent suicide attempt hours before he was due to take charge of Saturdays game between Cologne and Mainz. Ryan Mathews Jersey
. The game was called off after Babak Rafati was found in his hotel room earlier Saturday "after sustaining injuries with no sign of any involvement by a third party," Cologne police spokesman Andre Fassbender told The Associated Press. "It certainly looks like (a suicide attempt), yes," Fassbender said. German Football Federation (DFB) president Theo Zwanziger said Rafatis condition was stable but that he would need "intensive treatment" and be hospitalized for some time. Zwanziger said the referees three assistants told him that they had tried unsuccessfully to reach Rafati by phone two hours before kickoff to prepare for the match. When he didnt respond to knocks on his door, they got hotel staff to open the door. Zwanziger said Rafati was "lying in the bathtub and a lot of blood could be seen." Everything was "fully normal" when the assistants met Rafati on Friday evening, and they told Zwanziger that it was not unusual for him not to meet them for breakfast as "it was often so." There was no immediate word on what might have led to the apparent suicide attempt, and Zwanziger said he could not give information on the reasons behind it. "I can only tell you the pressure on our referees is tremendously high for various reasons," Zwanziger said. The 41-year-old Rafati has been a referee for the DFB since 1997 and a top-division referee since 2005. He has taken charge of 84 Bundesliga matches and been a FIFA referee since 2008. Cologne said a replacement referee for Saturdays match could not be found at such short notice. "Between 2 and 2:15 p.m. we got the message that the referee was in an accident," Cologne sporting director Volker Finke said. "Its appropriate and correct that the game cant take place." Mainz said the German Football League, or DFL, cancelled the game after consulting both clubs. A new date has yet to be set for the game. Steve Johnson Jersey
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