VIDEO: Referee runs for dear Life

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A match referee had to run for his life after being physically attacked by football supporters during a SAFA Lower League match in Limpopo over the weekend.

The SAFA Vhembe stream G match between Maelula United Brothers and Matanda Rockers was left with 5 minutes when the home fans stormed onto the pitch and started beating the referee.

FARPost has received a video footage (see below) of the unfortunate incident which took place in Nzhelele, Limpopo on Saturday.

An Eyewitness told this publication that fans of Maelula accused the match official of being bribed by the visiting team who scored the only goal of the match with 5 minutes remaining.

The physical assaults on match officials are nothing new in the SAFA Leagues with the ABC Motsepe League the most affected more specifically in the Limpopo Province.

By Ofhani Munyai

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