A Soccer Ref Was Shot To Death On The Field After Giving A Red Card

02.16.16 3 years ago 5 Comments
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A soccer referee in Argentina was shot three times and killed after issuing a player a red card.

According to police, 48-year-old Cesar Flores was shot in the head, neck and chest by a player he ejected from a match. The unnamed player also left 25-year-old Walter Zarate wounded with a gunshot, according to Metro.

“It all happened during the match,” said a police spokesman. “We don’t know what happened with the referee but the player was angry and went to get his gun and killed him.”

Police are in a manhunt attempting to track down the alleged killer.

Soccer-related deaths in Argentina are nothing new. According to a Time story in 2014, there were more than a dozen deaths around the sport that year. In May 2015, Argentina suspended play of the sport throughout the country after what was believed to be an accidental shove into a concrete pillar of Emanuel Ortega.

(Via Metro)

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