A referee in Lebanon gets chased and assaulted after sending a player off

The good people at Dirty Tackle unearthed a shocking video of football violence from the Lebanese second division.

The images of the video are pretty self-explanatory.

After producing a red card in a match between two unknown teams, the match official quickly became a target for violence as he was chased around the pitch by players who were all trying to punch his lights out.

The referee actually did quite well to avoid collecting a bruising: the official showed a nifty turn of pace and sharp zig-zagging flexibility to avoid any serious injuries.

That said, the fact the few people, including to on-site security forces, stepped in to help to man in black was a particularly galling sight.

Watch a referee in Lebanon got chased and assaulted below.

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