Football Match Ends In Bloodshed As Referee Kills Player

Football Match Ends In Bloodshed As Referee Kills Player
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Football Match Ends In Bloodshed As Referee Kills Player

A referee is facing murder charges after football players allegedly forced him to kill a member of the opposing team in southern Malawi, police said.

 

The referee was overseeing a football match between two local teams, Billiat FC and Chilengo FC, in the town of Thyolo on Wednesday, when Chilengo FC players refused to accept the referee’s decision to invalidate a goal, district police spokesman Benjamin Foster told dpa.

 

In the ensuing scuffle, the referee fled to a nearby house, which the players lit to smoke him out, according to Foster.

 

When the referee ran out of the burning building, the players forced him to smack a Billiat FC player repeatedly with a stick, the spokesman said.

 

The player later died of his injuries in hospital, added Foster.

 

“The referee turned himself over … He is facing murder charges,” he said.

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