Angry Chinese footballers bully the referee off the field

This is quickly becoming one of the viral videos of the day.

China’s football association has moved quickly to disqualify the entire Tianjin team from the country’s National Games after a collection of Tianjin players disgraced themselves by abusing and assaulting the referee after what they considered to be a poor red card decision.

Unfortunately we cannot confirm the opponents in the match.

The flare-up started after a Tianjin player was correctly handed his marching orders for viciously stamping on the chest of his opponent. Incredibly the Tianjin players then collectively turned on the match official leading to an abusive situation in which the referee was chased off the pitch until one Tianjin player managed to catch up with the man in black and pushed him to the ground.

The footage can be seen here.

[Guardian]