Ref Shot & Killed On The Field By Soccer Player He Red Carded
Just absolutely horrible turn of events at a soccer game in Argentina. A referee was murdered just moments after he showed a player a red card.
Cesar Flores, 48, was shot three times, in the head, chest and neck, by the attacker who is still at large and being hunted by authorities.
Another player was also shot in the chest but survived – 25-year-old Walter Zarate was rushed to hospital but is said to be recovering.
The incident, which took place in Campo de la Ribera, the provincial capital of Cordoba, Argentina, on Sunday, saw the man run onto the pitch and pull a gun from his backpack as the game was being played.
“It all happened during the match,” police spokesman told the Efe news agency. “We don’t know what happened with the referee but the player was angry and went to get his gun and killed him.”
You hear about crazy things involving fans all the time at soccer matches, but this one involving a player killing a ref is just unbelievable.