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This happened during a match between Al-Nahda and Al-Salam Zgharta of the Lebanese second division soccer league. It is very weird. It begins with the referee issuing a yellow and a red card to Al-Nahda's Youssef Omar, who then decides to attack the referee and chase him across the pitch. And then more people start chasing him, and the poor referee spends the next two minutes running away from a growing horde of assailants. There are also guys with guns, who don't seem to be interested in doing much.

Much respect to the referee, though, who embarrasses his attackers by repeatedly outrunning them. We can only assume that shame is what causes Omar to collapse in agony at the 1:52 mark.



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