A referee punched a player in Kuwait and a high school player here in the States punched a ref; it's been a busy week here at the People-Punching-Each-Other-While-Playing-Soccer Desk. Let's get down to business.
First, above, we have referee-on-player violence. Normally when you think of altercations between a player and an official, the player is almost always the party that loses its cool. Not so in Kuwait. This dude punches a player (in maroon) after basically the entire team gets in his face to contest a call. In the referee's defense, the players really converged on him pretty quickly and aggressively, so he punched a guy. Then they converged some more and he kicked another guy. Then he showed someone a red card. Then he shows a bunch of other guys a red card. I especially enjoy this one because it looks like the guy who was punched flops to ground. Good times.
Our second altercation is the more traditional player-on-official violence. What spices it up a bit is that it's high school—Chicago's Prosser Career Academy (notable alums include a morning zoo DJ named Freak and a freak named John Wayne Gacy)—and the kid punched the referee twice, once in the head, during a playoff game.