A horrifying scene occurred at an Argentinian soccer game when a male player physically attacked a female official after receiving a yellow card penalty.
The attack happened during the match between Garmense and Independencia of the Tres Arroyos Regional League when player Cristian Tirone attacked referee Dalma Cortadi while her back was turned.
A number of players attempted to stop the attack but efforts were futile. Tirone was subsequently arrested and Cortadi was taken to a local hospital where she was treated for injuries sustained during the attack.
In response to the incident, Garmense released the following statement:
"Given the events that occurred this Sunday during the Third Division football match that was played in the city of Adolfo Gonzales Chaves between Garmense and Independencia, during which a player from Garmense physically attacked the woman who officiated as referee, the Club expresses its energetic repudiation of this action that is at odds with the spirit that is intended to instill with the practice of this sport."