As is sadly typical of small-time soccer leagues, last night an MLS referee was on the receiving end of some physical abuse by a fan. One idiot in the stands at the Atlanta United-Minnesota United match decided to chuck their cup of water at the ref, dinging him right on the shoulder:
Atlanta fans have learned all the wrong lessons about soccer fandom.
Update [12:57 p.m. Eastern]: A reader who was at the game sends along this alternate angle of the incident:
He also offers some additional information:
Beer was thrown from right over us and nailed the ref. Police arrested the fan within 10 minutes. He was obnoxious and yelling and cussing at high school students in the box right below him.