Ouch: Referee Picked Off At Point-Blank Range During Argentinian Game (Video)

Chris Wright

1st, October 2014


By Chris Wright

In which, during the recent Argentinian lower-league tie between Centro Espanol and Liniers, female referee Salome Di Iorio (who actually officiated at the 2012 London Olympics) almost has her whistle knocked down her throat after being clanged in the face at point-blank range after inadvertently wandering into the flight path of a wayward cross-field pass…

According to Eurosport, while the impact looked fairly brutal, Di Iorio was subsequently taken to hospital as a precaution but was allowed to return home relatively unscathed shortly thereafter.

Who’d be a referee, eh?