Video: Paraguayan player attacks ref with flying boot to the face

Posted by Chris Wright

Action (and we mean that in the "Jean Claude Van Damme" sense of the word) here from the recent Paraguayan Liga Regional del Sud game between Coronel Romero and Porvenir FC, which ended in a 2-0 victory for the home side, but only after the game was abandoned in the latter stages due to a blitz of intense violence from the visitors.

With his side two goals down and time ticking away, Porvenir's Aldo Olmedo was shown a straight red card by the flamboyant referee when he flew in and hacked down a Coronel defender in frustration down in the corner.

The protests then began in earnest, with a second Porvenir player immediately seeing red for charging into the ref and barking in his face as players began to swarm around him to complain about the decision.

Sadly, the second sending-off proved too much to take for the Porvenir No.11, who (quite literally) flew into a rage and launched a brutal, flailing kick directly into the referee's face as the isolated official desperately attempted to make his way from the pitch...



For the record, the riot police then moved in to quell the skirmish with the battered referee unsurprisingly deciding to abandon the match there and then and hand the victory to Coronel before making a bee-line to the nearest ice pack.

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