A footballer who was enraged after he was shown a red card during a football match, has shot the referee dead in anger.
A soccer match ended in tragedy when a young player shot and killed the referee after he showed him a red card for a foul.
The match took place on Sunday in the Campo de la Ribera area of Cordoboa, Argentina. The referee, Cesar Flores, 48, was killed after being shot three times – once in the head, neck and chest, according to police.
A report by MirrorSport, says the referee showed the assailant a red card for making a heavy tackle on an opponent. The player, who is at large, then retrieved a gun from his bag and shot Flores three times. He also wounded another player, 25-year-old Walter Zarate, before fleeing the scene.
Walter Zarate, was taken to hospital, though he is not in critical condition.
“It all happened during the match,” a police spokesman said. “We don’t know what happened with the referee but the player was angry and went to get his gun and killed him.”