Chilean Ref gets low blow after he dealt one of his own...

Discussion in 'CONMEBOL' started by BrianCappellieri, Aug 5, 2002.

  1. BrianCappellieri

    BrianCappellieri Red Card

    Feb 11, 2002
    Ref Attacked and Other News from South America [R]

    A referee was punched by a fan who ran onto the pitch during the match between Medellin and Atletico Junior.

    Play was then held up for nearly ten minutes as angry Medellin fans threw objects at police who arrested the supporter...

  2. JRedknapp11

    JRedknapp11 Red Card

    Dec 5, 2001
  3. efernandez9

    efernandez9 Member

    Jun 6, 1999
    Joe Pool Lake
    welcome here jredknaap!
  4. BrianCappellieri

    BrianCappellieri Red Card

    Feb 11, 2002
    Thanks for the link, JR.

    There's no excuse but I can see why he thought the player was attacking him.
  5. SankaCofie

    SankaCofie Member

    Aug 8, 2000
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    referees get treated like crap at every level of the game.
    personally i say he did right in kneeing the player.
    knee em all.
  6. BrianCappellieri

    BrianCappellieri Red Card

    Feb 11, 2002
    Now that's the spirit! ;)

    CHILENOOO Member

    Nov 19, 1998
    I saw the looks funny....
    I have seen things like this before where the Ref gets pushed around....but he does not answers back...I guess they pushed around the wrong guy this time.

    I also saw an interview with the Ecuadorian Ref of the Italy vs Korea game in WC 2002.
    I kind of agree with the Ref....After I saw the replay of many plays....
    He is thought to be the devil in Italy...saying that he "gave" the game to the Italians....
    I liked what he had to say about that....
    he said...

    "Christian Vieri....a player that is worth...MILLIONS....had a breakaway during the game...he was left alone against the Korean keeper...He missed the goal...Italy could have won the game with that goal...and NOTHING would of happened...the game and the world cup would of go on"

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