Soccer Player Punches Referee In The Face (Video)

ref punched in the faceAs tough as it may be having to break up a fight between two giants on skates, I still say that the toughest sport to officiate is soccer.  After all, soccer players tend to be loose canons at times, and you never really know what they are going to do.  One second they are rolling around on the floor in pain.  The next second they are chasing you around the field, or punching you in the face.

The referee in the video below was a victim of the latter.  And I must admit, in a sport where players are accustomed to hitting the deck following the slightest bit of contact, this referee took his shot to the face quite well.

Hat Tip – [Outside The Boxscore]

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