Player Brutally Attacks Referee For ‘Sending Off His Teammate’ In Spain (Photos)
A referee was brutally attacked by an enraged player after he sent off his teammate in goal. A footage shared online shows Miralbueno hosting San Juan in a regional league game in Zaragoza, Spain when the 18-year-old referee apparently awards a stonewall penalty to the away side.
The teenager books the Miralbueno keeper and the spot-kick is converted before the shot-stopper allegedly shouts abuse at the match official.
The referee then gives the keeper his marching orders with a second yellow card – prompting his teammate to become violently enraged, according to Heraldo .
The footage shows the man charging at the teenager and sucker punching him in the side of the head, knocking him to the ground hard.
The 18-year-old appears stunned while trying to defend himself before the Miralbueno player stands over his body and punches him a second time.
He then runs away as both his teammates and opposition players charge over to stop the attack and check on the injured match official.
Heraldo reported that the referee decided to carry on officiating the game after the assault, adding that Miralbueno have since banned the player involved.
The Spanish news site reported that the player later apologized for the attack.