Independiente defender karate kicks referee in the head

Posted by - March 12, 2013 - South America

South America just has to go one more level of crazy doesn’t it?

Earlier we brought you the video of Brighton’s Ashley Barnes sent off for tripping up the referee, but Johnny Dos Santos of Independiente raised the stakes with a brutal kick to the head of the official after the final whistle of their defeat to Marilla.

It is a genuinely sickening blow, and Dos Santos should surely receive a life ban for his actions? Football has no place for such violence and thuggery.