Soccer player kills referee after being red carded

By Kirstin Buick
17 February 2016

An Argentinian soccer player saw red after a referee red carded him during a soccer match.

According to media reports, 48-year-old César Flores was shot three times, in the head, chest and neck by a player he sent off the pitch moments earlier.

Police say that the player was sent off for a foul during the amateur game on Monday in the Córdoba province. He returned to the field with a gun he had in his backpack and shot the referee.

“It all happened during the football match," a police source told the Efe news agency. "We don’t know [exactly what took place], but it appears the player was angry, fetched a gun and killed him.”

The unnamed man also shot another player, 25-year-old Walter Zárate. He's understood have survived the shooting.

The killer is reportedly still on the run.

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Sources: The Guardian, The Mirror, The Independent, NESN

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