Video: Argentinian referee pushes manager

Posted by - May 7, 2013 - Football videos, South America

It’s all too common to see footballers and coaches laying their hands onto match officials, but your rarely see the refs fight back.

That’s exactly what referee Juan Pompei did as he struggled to keep a lid on a bad-tempered match between Newell’s Old Boys and Arsenal.

The video above gives you a taster of what Pompei was up against. In the middle of one heated exchange with Newell’s Old Boys manager Gerardo Martino, Pompei gives him a hearty shove back towards his dugout.

Martino doesn’t take the hint.