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VIDEO: Referee decks player after awarding controversial penalty

Refs take no guff over in Kuwait.

Saad Al Fadhli unloads an open-palm smack to an Al Nasar midfielder.
Saad Al Fadhli unloads an open-palm smack to an Al Nasar midfielder.
Image: YouTube screengrab

13 YEARS AFTER a horde of angry Manchester United stars swarmed all over Andy D’Urso, a referee in Kuwait has delivered the perfect response to player intimidation.

D’Urso was forced to backpedal to the sideline after having the temerity to award a penalty to Middlesbrough, against United, in 2000. Similar, ugly scenes raged in Kuwait on Thursday as Al Arabi and Al Nasar took each other on in a league encounter.

Trailing 3 — 1 and losing their defensive discipline, Al Nasar conceded a second-half penalty and the anger cork popped. Referee Saad Al Fadhli was surrounded by seven players and answered back to some jostling by laying out the Al Nasar No.11.

YouTube credit: Q8SoccerHD [H/T Talksport]

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