Video: Argentine referee hospitalised after being attacked by players

Posted by - March 24, 2011 - Football videos, South America

As the news channel says: “Violencia Absurda”

In this week’s OTP Podcast, Tim Vickery told us he couldn’t understand why anyone in South America would choose to become a referee. And a day after the Pod is broadcast, we find this video.

This is a lower league clash between Río Segundo and Sportivo Club. The video chops off whatever had so incensed the Río Segundo players but whatever it was, we’re pretty certain it didn’t justify a savage group attack on the referee.

The match official was rushed to hospital.