LATEST | Players launches huge hit on referee: Referee leaves the game with a broken arm

Published November 19, 2023 at 7:06 PM
BY FELIP GOSSELIN

A wild occurence went viral through the internet over the weekend when a player was caught attacking a referee for no apparent reason.

MASSIVE HIT: RESULTS IN INJURY

In Swedish 5th League, a player decided to share his anger with the referee when he laid a massive hit on him. The Defenseman apparently misjudged the referee for a player going into the corner for a puck battle and aggressively took him out of the equation.

Rare situation that resulted in nothing but an injured referee. What do we think about it?




PLAYER CLAIMS INNOCENCE

The player adressed the events accusations of the hit being deliberate. He claimed that it was a mishap, a misdirected attempt to block an opponent.

He did add, interestingly enough, that the referee seemed to be constantly causing interference on the play:

"It's the final of the series and everyone is excited out there, especially me, who likes to play physically. The referee gets in the way, as he did the whole game. I had to stop their player and then the referee got in the way. Then he had to take the hit even though it was not the intention, of course."

CREDIT: Hockey Latest
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