Ref knocks out player, gives him a red card (Video)


Jul 13, 2013; Harrison, NJ, USA; A general view of soccer balls on the field prior to game between the New York Red Bulls and the Montreal Impact at Red Bulls Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

You see some crazy things in soccer games, but this might be a first. This video highlight comes from the Kuwaiti Premier League and a game between Alnaser and Alarabi. A player from Alnaser gets fouled along the touchline on one end of the pitch. The referee didn’t call a penalty on the play and allowed the game to continue.

That resulted in a turn over, and Alarabi was charging down field. He eventually gets into the box and is receiving as pass when a defender tackles him. The referee calls a penalty and points to the spot. That had Alnaser players feeling like there was a bit of injustice after his no-call seconds earlier.

The players then got in referee Saad Al Fadhli’s face, as is customary in soccer. One player in particular is putting his hands on the referee grabbing him as he is trying to back away and they’re even doing the forehead-to-forehead stare down.

At one point he finds himself surrounded by seven players from Alnaser and he decides to deck one of them. He grabs him and pulls him out of the scrum and points to the other side of the pitch, probably referencing the no-call. When he wasn’t looking he was decked. As more players came in he threw a kick before a barrage of red cards.

[h/t] Guyism