A sad and tragic incident in Mexico has seen a referee lose his life after he was inadvertently killed by a player he red carded.
The amateur fixture taking place in the state of Hidalgo was marred by the death of the official who was head-butted by an amateur player.
Victor Trejo, the match referee handed Ruben Rivera Vazquez a red card, and he was angered by the official’s decision and allegedly head-butted him.
Paramedics rushed to scene in the hopes of reviving a man they thought fainted, only for their efforts to prove fruitless.
According to emergency services, the referee died of a ‘widespread subarachnoid hematoma’, which was caused by a significant blow to the head.
The alleged perpetrator is now on the run from authorities after fleeing the scene.