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Viral: Fans stab a referee during an amateur soccer match in Chile

A referee from the amateur soccer league in the coastal region of Valparaíso, Chiliwas assaulted and stabbed by a group of fans who

Viral: Fans stab a referee during an amateur soccer match in Chile


A referee from the amateur soccer league in the coastal region of Valparaíso, was assaulted and stabbed by a group of fans who jumped out of the stands and invaded the field; He suffered minor injuries to both his hand and chest. reported the Regional Amateur Soccer Association (ARFA) this Thursday.

According to the ARFA, the events occurred during the match between Inter Sporting de Quebrada Herrera and Deportivo América de Piguchén in the district of Putaendo, when fans of the first entered the court with white weapons.

These acts of violence “attack the true spirit of the soccer” and “attack the safety of all attendees,” warned Rolando Ponce, president of the ARFA, an organization that brings together more than 50 sports associations, with a total of 610 clubs, who He called for greater support and protection from the police.

The group of referees that works in these tournaments, very popular in Chile, announced, for its part, that they will give up “working on the field of play while sufficient safety conditions do not exist, this for fear that their physical integrity would be damaged”.

In addition, they urged the security forces to search for and catch the perpetrators of the attack, who fled.

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