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Soccer Referee Hospitalized After Being Attacked On Field

via The Telegraph
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The president of a soccer club in Turkey attacked a referee during a match, leading to the suspension of all soccer matches in the league.

The referee was hospitalized with a slight fracture near his eye, while the club president was at risk of a heart attack and ordered to be arrested.

The Turkish Football Federation condemned the attack and suspended all league games indefinitely. (Trending: Tucker Carlson Reveals ‘Secret’ Project He’s Been Working On For Months)

“This attack is unfortunate and shameful in the name of football,” Turkish Football Federation’s Mehmet Buyukeksi said.

“We say enough is enough.”

“Everyone who has targeted referees and encouraged them to commit crimes is complicit in this despicable attack.”

“The irresponsible statements of club presidents, managers, coaches and television commentators targeting referees have opened the way for this attack.”

The incident has sparked discussions about the treatment of referees in the country.

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