Soccer ref pulls gun on player ‘Watch’

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Soccer ref pulls out gun on the pitch after alleged assault.

Referee Gabriel Murta is facing disciplinary action for pulling a gun during a regional league match in Brumadinho, Brazil. Murta, believed to be a police officer, was officiating a match between the home side Brumadinho and Amantes da Bol.

During the match, several Amantes players were angered by a non call by Murta that the team believed should have resulted in a red card. The manager and subs invaded the pitch during the discussion.

At some point, the league said Murta was apparently hit and, according to Referees’ association head Giuliano Bozzano, Murta went off to get his gun to protect himself.

Murta, who was thankfully restrained from doing anything especially insane, is scheduled to undergo psychological evaluation and could face a lifetime ban.