Soccer ref brutally knocks out player, gives him red card

Ho-hum, just your garden variety ref-player fight in the Kuwaiti premier league. We have the ref winning this bout with a KO in the first round, a left hook that caught his opponent square in the jaw.

As you’ll see in the video, a call in the box led to the shenanigans. Several players reacted by getting in referee Saad Al Fadhli’s face. That led to the wicked left hook, a nasty little punch that sent the player sprawling.


Order was restored after the initial red card but it was brief. Following the penalty, one player kicked the ball at Al Fadhli. He was also given a red card.

Oprah sums up this situation best.