Tag Archives: referee

  • Referee Punches Player…Runs For His Life

    Referee Punches Player…Runs For His Life

    Being a referee in soccer is not exactly a safe line of work.  One mistake and you may very well find yourself running for your life.  This referee from the Chilean second division learned that the hard way.  So what was his mistake?  Punching a player in the face. Upon seeing their fallen teammate, several […]

  • Ref Knocked Out By Rugby Ball To The Face (Video)

    Ref Knocked Out By Rugby Ball To The Face (Video)

    For those who think that refereeing is a great way to get involved in the game without having to suffer the painful injuries endured by those doing the playing, think again.  Whether it is a Paul Pierce right hook, or a headbutt from an angry goalkeeper, there is always something, or someone, to be weary […]

  • Moroccan Referee Knocked Out by Soccer Ball (Video)

    Moroccan Referee Knocked Out by Soccer Ball (Video)

    There are moments when we are reminded of the dangers that officiators face when stepping onto a field of play.  A Moroccan football referee recently demonstrated this with stunning accuracy during a league match between DHJ El Jadida and FUS Rabat.  During the game Khalid Ramsis was struck in the head by a volley from […]

  • NFL: “The Vince Young-Referee High-Five Never Really Happened”

    NFL: “The Vince Young-Referee High-Five Never Really Happened”

    At the conclusion of the Monday Night Football game between the Tennessee Titans and the Houston Texans, cameras caught Titans quarterback Vince Young exchanging a high-five with referee Jerome Boger.  This image has since made its way around the country as NFL fans continue to question why a ref had engaged in a celebratory gesture […]

  • Even Soccer Refs Should Obey Parking Laws

    Even Soccer Refs Should Obey Parking Laws

    Total Pro Sports – On the field of play, referees and sports officials may be above the law, but their power does not extend beyond the sideline. That was particularly evident during this soccer match, when the P.A announcer had a message for the crowd.  Over the loud speaker, those in attendance were informed of […]

  • “My plane crashed today, I wasn’t on it”

    “My plane crashed today, I wasn’t on it”

    Total Pro Sports- “My plane crashed today, I wasn’t on it”. That was what was written on seven year old Paddon Smith’s daily journal, and on his fathers mind February 13th. The day before, February 12, the plane that AHL referee Jeff Smith and his family were to board the plane headed from Newark to […]