Video shows Argentinian referee attacked by deranged soccer player who was arrested ▷ SportsBrief.com

  • A gruesome video has emerged on social media of a female referee being attacked by a male player in Argentina’s soccer lower leagues
  • It was seen waving a yellow card to an unruly player who was restrained by his teammates
  • He then walks away from them off-screen, before kicking her in a loose and vicious manner from behind

A disgraceful incident has once again brought beautiful football into disrepute.

Video footage on social media showed a lower league Argentinian footballer attacking a referee. During a Third Division match between Garmense and Independencia, Garmense player Cristian Tirone hit Dalma Cortadi from behind after showing him a yellow card for unsportsmanlike behavior. It saw the police running onto the pitch to take him away before he could even be deported for his actions.

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Garmense player Cristian Tirone under arrest after attacking referee Dalma Cortadi. Image source: Ole.com
Source: UGC

According TMZCortadi said:

“You have to hunt him forever. He should never be in any club. He is a violent person. It must also be in his daily life. I saw it in the video: A normal person doesn’t do what this man did. Nobody deserves this. We don’t go out there to be beaten. I hope he pays for what he did.

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The New York Post reported that Garmense issued a press release that read:

“In view of the events that took place this Sunday in the third division football match that took place in the city of Adolfo Gonzales Chaves between Garmense and Independencia, in which a Garmense player physically attacked the woman who officiated as As referee, the Club expresses its strong rejection of this action contrary to the spirit that we want to instill in the practice of this sport.

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SAFA to investigate incident during ABC Motsepe League match, referee saved from attack by Dondol Stars fans

The South African Football Association (SAFA) will investigate an incident that broke out during an ABC Motsepe League game

As reported by sports briefsMM Platinum beat Dondol Stars 1-0 in a clash which pitted two teams in the top three of Gauteng Stream B, in the league.

Dondol Stars was unhappy with the refereeing during the game. After the match, Dondol Stars fans wanted to attack the referee and he had to be rescued by the team president. SAFA will now investigate the matter.

Source: Sports Brief News

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