Argentinian Referee Hands Yellow Card Over To Fourth Official, Tells Players He’ll Only Show Reds From Now On (Video)

Chris Wright

29th, January 2014


By Chris Wright

Eight yellow cards in and thoroughly aggrieved at the level of venom on display while overseeing a mid-season ‘friendly’ between Argentinian rivals Estudiantes and Gimnasia, referee Carlos Maglio decided it was high time to make a stand in the 79th minute of the match to make it very obvious to both sides that he’s reached the end of his tether.

Calling both captains over, referee Maglio politely informed them that he’d only be showing straight red cards from then on until the end of the game, going so far as to hand over his yellow card to the fourth official.

Speaking after the game, Maglio explained his call to ‘retire’ his

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