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Soccer Player Shoots Referee Dead After Getting Red Card

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Soccer has a reputation for hooliganism, but this is way beyond anything you’ve probably ever heard.

An amateur soccer player in Argentina reportedly shot and killed a referee who issued him a red card during a match.

Britain’s Guardian reports that after the player got the card, he left the field to get a gun from his own bag and returned, at which point he shot and killed the referee, identified as Cesar Flores, 48.

A police source told the Efe news agency: ‘It all happened during the football match. We don’t know [exactly what took place], but it appears the player was angry, fetched a gun and killed him.'”

The details are pretty gruesome — the player nailed three bullets in Flores head, chest and neck, while another player suffered a non-life-threatening injury.

Police are still searching for the player.

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