Indonesia player punches referee after penalty call

Posted by - April 24, 2013 - Asia

The first thing to say is that this is clearly mentally unacceptable, but Persiwa Wamena striker Pieter Rumaropen has got one hell of a punch on him.

The forward was reacting to a rather dodgy penalty decision given in the latter stages of his side’s Indonesia Super League match against Pelita Bandung Raya when he cam in with a swinging hook.

The punch caused an unbelievable amount of damage, as demonstrated by the blood smeared over the official’s shirt, and the referee had to be treated in hospital for the injury.

One can expect that Rumaropen can expect a rather lengthy spell on the touchlines for his crime.