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Video Shows Female Argentinian Referee Being Attacked by a Deranged Football Player Who Was Arrested
- A horrifying video has emerged on social media of a female referee being attacked by a male player in the lower leagues of Argentinian football
- In it, she was seen brandishing a yellow card to an unruly player who was being restrained by his teammates
- He then breaks away from them off-screen, before punching her in a cowardly and vicious manner from behind
A disgraceful incident has yet again brought the beautiful game of football into disrepute.
Video footage on social media has shown a lower league Argentinian football player attacking a female referee. During a third division match between Garmense and Independencia, Garmense player Cristian Tirone punched Dalma Cortadi from behind after she showed him a yellow card for unsportsmanlike behaviour. This saw police run onto the field to haul him away before he could even be sent off for his actions.
According to TMZ, Cortadi said:
“You have to kick him out forever. He should never be in any club. He is a violent person. He must also be in his daily life. I saw it in the video: A normal person does not do what this man did. No person deserves this. We don’t go to the pitch to be beaten. I hope he pays for what he did.”
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The New York Post reported that Garmense released a press statement that read:
“Given the events that occurred this Sunday during the Third Division soccer match that took place in the city of Adolfo Gonzales Chaves between Garmense and Independencia, during which a player from Garmense physically assaulted the woman who officiated as the referee, the Club expresses its strong rejection of this action, which is at odds with the spirit that is intended to be instilled with the practice of this sport.
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SAFA to probe the incident at ABC Motsepe League game, referee saved from an attack by Dondol Stars' fans
The South African Football Association (SAFA) will investigate an incident that broke out at an ABC Motsepe League game
As reported by Sports Brief, MM Platinum beat Dondol Stars 1-0 in a clash that featured two sides in the top three of Gauteng Stream B, in the league.
Dondol Stars were unhappy with the refereeing during the encounter. After the game, Dondol Stars fans wanted to attack the referee and he had to be rescued by the team's chairperson. SAFA will now investigate the matter.