Basketball Player Attacks Referee, Gets Banned for Life (Video)

Odd Ball, OMG — By on 2011/11/07 4:37 PM

Croatian Basketball Player Attacks Referee

A Croatian basketball player got a lifetime ban from the sport after he attacked a referee in a second division match between Sibenik and Policnik.

Policnik’s center Sime Buterin not only threw the ball at the referee Damir Basaric, but also hit him in the head with his fist. The game was interrupted and subsequently registered as a 20:0 win for Sibenik, the ref had to seek medical help in a nearby hospital and Buterin will also have to appear in court for assault charges.

Interestingly enough, this the second lifetime basketball ban in Croatia and it was also Mr Basaric who was attacked in the first incident. This guy must be a real charmer.

Meanwhile in Iran…a soccer referee was brutally beat up by fans, players and coaches in a lower league match between Chooka Talesh and Shahrdari Dezfool. I think the consequences will be even worse in this case:

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