Iranian Referee Produces Yellow Card, Gets Savagely Beaten And Hounded From Stadium By Players, Coaches & Fans (Video)

Chris Wright

7th, November 2011


By Chris Wright

In which, during an Iranian lower league tie between Chooka Talesh and Shahrdari Dezfool, the referee in charge administers a second yellow card to Chooka’s striker for dissent (we think) only to have the card torn from his hand, thrown back in his face and have all holy hell let loose…

It’s been a good week or two for Iranian football, hasn’t it?

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  1. Archbishop Betty Snagcock says:

    ugh, hope the poor guy can ref again, i wouldn’t after something like that

  2. ee says:

    crazy … hope the man is ok

  3. Mr. Sparkle says:

    What goes through a person’s head when they’re sent off and instead of walking off like a normal person they lash out physically and violently against the referee?

    You have now gone from being suspended for two matches to potential assault charges you’ll be answering.

  4. Anonymous says:

    lifetime ban for me!

  5. wanky o'toole says:


  6. sega says:

    Animals in human skin

  7. HotSpur 1 says:

    absolutely disgusting.

  8. Anonymous says:

    I’d hardly say he was “savagely beaten”. He probably didn’t sustain a cut.

    Nonetheless, it’s good to see he got away alright.

  9. Papi says:

    @ Mr. Sparkle

    Agreed. 100% I hope they jam the bastard in jail for a few days.

  10. bsman says:

    If he’d goosed the referee instead of hitting him, he’d get a huge fine and be lashed, but since he merely struck him, he’ll probably only get a suspension….

  11. Nick says:

    too many videos like this now, how can you gang up on one man like that it’s actually disturbing to watch

  12. Greco says:

    This was a football game not an election!

  13. Danny says:

    we are talking Iran here, they might be punished by getting a few hundred public lashes on the same field that the offense took place. Heck, they might let the lashings be carried out by refrees too!

  14. MB LFC says:

    It sounds very wrong but I reckon in Iran he would probably get away with this if the ref was a woman. Since the ref was a man God only knows what’s going to happen to this guy he’ll probably lose his head (literally this time)!

  15. Domhuaille MacMathghamhna says:

    In Iran he’ll be promoted to Football Czar by the council of Immans and awarded the Good Muslim medal for dealing a death blow to Western Imperialism!

  16. mister-mister says:

    @DOM , either that or he gets hanged..

  17. sai says:

    Uncivillised people in the world! why? wat a country! shame! i hope the referee transformed become Super Iranian to fight the evil! com on Super Iranian referee, use your power to beat them!

  18. too says:

    thats very wrong,but pple like howard web shuld be warned

  19. MessiBalls says:

    One of the most backward countries on earth. Lovely people, unfortunately the country is run by a fruit loop.

  20. JHNWRL says:

    This is completely unacceptable. That entire club should be banned for a full season and the guilty individuals banned for life.

  21. Mr. Sparkle says:

    Couldn’t have said it better MessiBalls

  22. j says:

    iv seen so many videos of refs getting jumped like this but iv never heard a bunch of idiots blaming it on the country that it happened in

  23. hoosh says:

    Absolutely appalling. This is why there is really no reason for me to support the Iranian national football team. For what it’s worth, the commentators were both shocked and called the actions disgusting. Still, I hope that team is banned and heavily sanctioned. Iran’s government sucks, but the one thing they are good at is doling out punishment. Unless they’re bribed.

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