Football player throttles referee for 'being blind'

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11 October 2005, BAD TOELZ, GERMANY - An amateur footballer faces a charge of attempted manslaughter for throttling a referee after he made a controversial decision in a match.

11 October 2005

BAD TOELZ, GERMANY - An amateur footballer faces a charge of attempted manslaughter for throttling a referee after he made a controversial decision in a match.

The 41-year-old was playing for Olympic Geretsried against SV Bad Toelz on Saturday when he attacked the referee for "being blind". Police said Monday that the man was taken briefly into custody.

Another Olympic player faces charges of grievous bodily harm for kicking the referee as he tried to escape the attack.

DPA

Subject: German news

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