New Delhi: A 55-year-old referee died after an angry player headbutted him for calling a foul during an amateur football game in central Mexico, authorities said Tuesday.
The prosecutor`s office in the state of Hidalgo was still searching for the player, two days after Sunday`s incident in the village of Santiago Tulantepec.
Arbitro de futbol muere en plena cancha.
Jugador le propinó un cabezazo en el rostro tras ser expulsado.
Amigos del Balón.
— Luis Alberto Fuentes (@jaliscoesuno) November 6, 2016
Vía inbox nos informan que Rubén Rivera Vázquez, jugador que mató al arbitro, vive en la calle de atrás de "La... https://t.co/RChGR3XuNG
— AlcoholímetroPachuca (@Grupo_AP) November 7, 2016
The player headbutted the referee after he was called for a foul. The assailant fled when a brawl erupted between the two teams.