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Linesman banned for assaulting player

April 29, 2013
By ESPN staff
A Chechen assistant referee has been banned for life after attacking a player during a Russian reserve game.

The assault took place at the end of Sunday's clash between Amkar Perm and Terek in Grozny.

An infuriated Musa Kadyrov dropped his flag and ran onto the pitch before assaulting Amkar defender Ilya Krichmar. Terek players soon joined in the attack and a mass brawl on the pitch ensued.

"The ref blew the final whistle and I started walking to our bench when suddenly ...

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