Football referee was hit - level 3
An Indonesian football player has been caught punching a referee in the face during a Super League match.
Pieter Rumaropen's team Persiwa Wamena was tied 1:1 with Pelita Bandung Raya when Pelita were awarded a penalty eight minutes before the end.
Video replays of the incident then showed Rumaropen swinging a left hook on the referee who had to be admitted to a hospital due to excessive bleeding from his nose.
The match was held on for 15 minutes before a replacement referee took over and gave the player, who could face a heavy punishment, a red card.
Interesting words: punch (hit), awarded (given), swinging (hitting), admitted (taken), excessive (more than normal).
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