After flagging up the story from Japan yesterday involving the falling ref and the legal goal in the match between Sagan Tosu and Mito Hollyhock, today we are able to highlight another man in black who was forced to eat grass at the weekend.
Unfortunately for referee Kolobaeva, the blindsided official was steamrollered by Spartak Moscow’s Alex (pictured) in the match with CSKA Moscow. as the playmaker attempted to track back and help his team in defence.
Perhaps the most surprising part of the incident was that the ref managed to keep his cards in his pocket.
Yet another tumbling referee can be seen here.