We’ve seen too many instances of helpless referees getting punched, smacked, kicked, jumped, stomped out, and even killed by bad soccer men mad over some call or other. So it’s a nice change of pace seeing this referee, overseeing a match in Argentina’s Copa Santa Fe, fighting back for once.

The shot he lands to his fellow combatant’s face is more of a slap than a punch, but he still wins the fight by my reckoning, seeing how the player just stands there all stunned and impotent after the ref catches him in the face. Good on you, ref.

[Olé]