Futsal referee floors goalkeeper with pathetic ‘headbutt’
Referee Sasa Stefanovic (centre) was led away by security officials after the incident
Futsal is a sport developed by the Brazilians to showcase quick feet, silky skills and fast-flowing play. But it appears one referee in Serbia wanted to spice his game up a bit – by headbutting one of the goalkeepers.
Sasa Stefanovic was arrested after he clashed heads with Ekonomac ‘keeper Miodrag Aksentijevic in his side’s Serbian Futsal First League final against Marbo last night, which left the shot-stopper requiring hospital treatment.
It all sounds very dramatic, but having watched the footage, a trip to A & E may have been a bit excessive.
Aksentijevic’s reaction may not have been quite Rivaldo-esque given there was actually facial contact, but nevertheless the goalkeeper did make a bit of a meal of it before security officials piled onto the scene.
So next time you find yourself hurling abuse at a referee for unfairly booking one of your team’s players, just think how lightly they may have got off.