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Wait, Soccer Refs Are Not Supposed To Slap Players After Giving Them A Red Card? Huh

All that video needs is some Benny Hill-esque “Yakety Sax” soundtrack music and we would have discovered video gold.

But I can see it now: the unnamed Chilean referee, after narrowly escaping an epic butt-whooping by the players after he slapped one of them when the player reacted negatively to being issued a red card, sitting in the office of the President of the Chilean Referee Oversight Board, attempting to explain what he could have possibly been thinking when he struck the Chilean second division player:

Was that wrong? Should I have not done that? I tell you I gotta plead ignorance on this thing because if anyone had said anything to me at all when I first started refereeing that that sort of thing was frowned upon, you know, cause I’ve worked in a lot of soccer leagues and I tell you refs do that all the time.”

Or something like that. Who knew they made Bad Idea Referee Uniforms? In the end, I am sure that said slappy soccer ref will have to issue severalĀ  heartfelt apologies to all parties affected by his actions, but if I were him, I would attempt to make amends with the player he struck by giving him a fancy, luxurious cashmere sweater. Red card – er, I mean dot – optional.

Referee starts riot by sending off player – then punching him in the face [Metro]