VIDEO: Referee gets knocked out cold in Morocco (DHJ El Jadida-FUS Rabat)

We really shouldn’t snigger at this video.

Last weekend in Morocco it was a case of top versus bottom as league leaders DHJ El Jadida played host to lowly FUS Rabat in a match which DHJ ran out 2-nil winners. Yet the story of the match had less to do with the result and more with a horrific injury to referee Khalid Ramsis, as the match official was knocked-out cold for several minutes in the run-up to the halftime interval.

The incident occurred in the 38th minute.

With the visitors already 1-down, midfielder Fussiste Souiyat rifled off a thunderous shot from distance which inadvertently smacked ref Ramsis on the side of his head. Once hit, the ref immediately fell to the turf and the players soon realised that the man in black had lost conciseness. Medics were quick to arrive on the scene, and it wasn’t long before the match official was carted off to the local hospital for treatment.

Footage of the unfortunate injury to referee Khalid Ramsis can be seen here.