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Bulgarian soccer player body checks referee, gets suspended for six games (video)

Dec 8, 2012, 8:35 AM EDT

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In most sports, making contact with a referee is a pretty big no-no and last weekend, a Bulgarian soccer player by the name of Sasho Alexandrov decided to body check a referee after a bad call.

The incident happened in a professional Bulgarian soccer match between Cherno More Varna and Lavski Sofia playing for the Bulgarian cup.

With Lavski up by the score of 3-0 in the second half, Sasho was called for a penalty on a push of an attacking Lavski player.

After the penalty was called, referee Stefan Spasov went to spot the ball but Sasho had other ideas when he delivered a brutal hockey-style check to the ref sending him to the ground:

The check earned Sasho a six-game suspension from the Bulgarian Football Union and a fine of $1,500.


Bulgarian soccer referee gets tackled by player [Total Pro Sports]