DTotD: Russian futsal player throws ball and a punch at referee


Frustration can get the best of anyone and one Russian futsal referee found out that adding to it for another person can be dangerous.

Our series of unfortunate events begins with a player getting knocked down by an opponent. The referee stops play and awards the ball to that opponent’s team, since the player in yellow fell on top of the ball and appeared to touch it with his hand. This ruling did not please the player in yellow, so he threw the ball at the official’s head. The official then showed him a red card and so the player in yellow punched the referee in the head.

The lesson here? If you’re going to show a red card to a player who was willing to throw a ball at your face, you better duck immediately after doing so.

This has been the Dirty Tackle of the Day: a chronicling of unfortunate events.

Video via 101GG