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Next-level bad sportsmanship: Angry at red card, footballer shoots referee in Argentina

Buenos Aires: An amateur footballer enraged by getting a red card in Argentina fetched a gun and fatally shot the referee on the pitch, police said Tuesday.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

Cesar Flores, 48, was refereeing a match between local youth teams in the central city of Cordoba when he sent off the player for a foul.

The youth took a revolver from among his belongings, went back on the pitch and shot Flores several times, a police source told AFP.

The referee died later in hospital, the source said. The killer fled and was being hunted by police.


Published Date: Feb 17, 2016 10:47 AM | Updated Date: Feb 17, 2016 10:48 AM

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