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Congolese soccer referee physically attacked by team after not rewarding penalty

Feb 17, 2023

An apparent missed call led to a large portion of a women's soccer team attacking a referee.

Members of DC Motema Pembe, a women's soccer team in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, chased and attacked a referee after he did not grant them a penalty.

Five members of the team chased the referee off the pitch, but when he reached the sideline, a man was seen running from his right. It's unknown whether that man was a coach, a fan or another spectator, but his punch missed.

Upon reaching the track, the referee took a hard right turn, continuing to avoid trouble, but he was caught shortly after.

Source: Fox News

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