Shocking moment a footy referee is hit in the face by an angry player after he has sent him away
- A referee is hit in the face after he has carded a player in red
- The referee debated a final on Saturday in Otago, New Zealand
- The game descended into chaos with fans shocked by the scenes on the field
A voluntary referee has been hit in the face after he has carded a player red because he would have hit another player.
The referee debated a final on Saturday in Otago, New Zealand, between Strath Taieri and Crescent.
Video footage showed the referee talking to three players on the field while spectators watched and itched.
A voluntary referee has been hit in the face after he has carded a player red because he would have hit another player
When the referee raised the red card, the Crescent player seemed to knock him out and beat the referee.
The game descended into chaos with fans shocked by the scenes on the field.
The team members of the perpetrator led him away from the referee and from the field.
Strath Taieri told President Shane Taylor stuff their team killed time because they were only four points higher.
& # 39; We were just killing time, running the ball up, but with 10 seconds to go this man just came up and summoned one of our players, & # 39; Taylor said.
The Crescent player hit the opposition with a closed fist, forcing the referee to send him away.
Taylor said his club would insist on a life ban for the player.
Otago Rugby referees chairman Chris Hart said the referee is supported.
When the referee held the red card up, the Crescent player appeared to be out, allegedly punching the referee
& # 39; It's pretty complicated, this specific referee, he's in front every week, he's a volunteer, and for this to happen, you know, it's pretty poor, & # 39; he said 1 news.
& # 39; This is at the top of the scale, this is the first time I have ever seen such a & # 39; n really bad thing. Like I said before, we are all pretty stripped and disappointed. & # 39;
The New Zealand police said an attack complaint was filed after the game.
Strath Taieri won the final with 29-24.
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