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Romanian ref punched by player

October 29, 2012
By Associated Press
BUCHAREST, Romania -- A Romanian referee was punched and beaten by an angry player after showing a red card in a fifth-division football match.

The website Olteniteanu.ro said the incident occurred Sunday in a match between CSM Oltenita and Viitorul Soldanu after Ionel Duta sent a player off with a second yellow card.

Viitorul Soldanu players protested and then chased Duta before an unnamed player punched and hit him. Duta broke free and did not need medical treatment.

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