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Argentinian Referee Shot Dead By 'Angry' Player After Giving Red Card

Suspect still at large
by Andrei Medina | Feb 17, 2016
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Tragedy struck an amateur football match in the Cordoba province in Argentina after a referee who gave out a red card was shot and killed by the same player he had sent off.

The victim identified as 48-year-old Cesar Flores succumbed to three gunshot wounds in his head, neck and chest, The Guardian reported.

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Walter Zarate, also a player in the amateur match was reportedly injured during the incident but is already in stable condition.

Cops are verifying witness accounts claiming the suspect got a gun from his bag and shot Flores dead immediately after being shown the red card.

“It all happened during the football match. We don’t know [what actually happened], but it appears the player was angry, fetched a gun and killed him,” a police source said.

A manhunt is still on against the suspect who remains at large.


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