Tag Archives: Referees

  • NHL Linesman Gets Punched in the Head Trying to Break Up a Scuffle (GIF)

    NHL Linesman Gets Punched in the Head Trying to Break Up a Scuffle (GIF)

    As the great Kenny Rogers once said, you’ve got to know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em, know when to walk away, know when to run. Unfortunately, NHL linesman Andy McElman isn’t familiar with the sage advice of “The Gambler.” During a late-game scrum between the Colorado Avalanche and Chicago Blackhawks, McElman […]

  • NBA Referee Gets Taken Out by a Flagrant Flop (Video)

    NBA Referee Gets Taken Out by a Flagrant Flop (Video)

    Let me just start by saying they have some classy fans in Oklahoma City. Last night, one of the referees for the game between the Thunder and Bulls got taken out and hit the floor pretty hard. However, instead of cheering—which you would expect in places like Chicago or Philadelphia—the Thunder fans reacted in horror, […]

  • Badass Boxing Ref Suplexes Out-of-Control Fighter (Video)

    Badass Boxing Ref Suplexes Out-of-Control Fighter (Video)

    In major combat sport promotions, you can count on the fighters to behave professionally most of the time. They are, after all, professionals. But in small time amateur promotions things can get dicey. You’re probably going to get a lot of wannabes who are all jacked up and looking to prove their manhood, which means […]

  • Brazilian Soccer Referee Obliterates Player (Video)

    Brazilian Soccer Referee Obliterates Player (Video)

    This weekend the NFL preseason got underway, giving us our first taste of hard-hitting gridiron action in six whole months. The great irony, however, is that the biggest “football” hit of the weekend didn’t occur on said gridiron. It occurred on a “pitch” in Brazil, and it was delivered—believe it or not—by a referee. That’s […]

  • Serbian Soccer Referee Headbutts Player, Gets Arrested (Video)

    Serbian Soccer Referee Headbutts Player, Gets Arrested (Video)

    Remember the good old days when it was just soccer fans who were batsh*t insane? Back then, if somebody got viciously attacked on a soccer field, whether it be a player or a referee, you knew some lunatic fan was to blame. Today, that’s not the case. When you hear about some crazy attack at […]

  • Russian Soccer Ref Attacks Player, Now Banned for Life (Video)

    Russian Soccer Ref Attacks Player, Now Banned for Life (Video)

    When it comes to soccer, it’s not only the fans, or even the players, who sometimes go a little loco. Every once in a while, the refs lose their minds, too. And no, I’m not just referring to blown calls. I’m talking about referees attacking players. It’s happened before, and now, in Russia, it’s happened […]

  • Referee Takes a Spill During Clippers-Grizzlies Game 2 (Video)

    Referee Takes a Spill During Clippers-Grizzlies Game 2 (Video)

    NBA referees may not be quite as hilariously awful as the replacement referees who worked the first few weeks of the 2012 NFL season. However, over the course of an entire five-month basketball season they’ve given us just as many awkward moments. We’ve seen a guy accidentally keep a ball inbounds and give the Heat […]