Kuwait referee punches player after protests

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Referee Saad Al Fadhli was surrounded by players during clash between Al Arabi and Al Nasar and reacted by lashing out at the Al Nasar No 11.

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Posted by: Dubai Jock

Well done ref. Most footballers are just a bunch of over paid thugs. About time someone sorted them out because the corrupt authorities in the football associations certainly won't.

Posted by: Cliff

This is a mockery of football? Football is a mockery of sport when the entire team is allowed to surround the referee like that to verbally and physically abuse him.
Football needs to learn from rugby where only the captain is allowed to talk to the referee and any disssent is dealt with swiftly. Of course when FIFA only pays lipservice to cracking down on racism I don't think there is much hope.

Posted by: Asif

I can't believe the referee was allowed to continue with the game and he had the audacity to red card players. This is a mockery of football.

Posted by: Lee

He didn't punch him, he pushed him away in my opinion. But still watch, as soon as he blew the whistle one player shoved the referee in the back and they keep pushing and shoving. He must be reprimanded, sure, but that club and its players is the mockery of sports and must make them of an example of what happens if you touch the referee.

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