Footballer Threatened to Kill Referee

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9 February 2007, AMSTERDAM — Aleksandar Rankovic playing for ADO The Hague was disqualified for five games after he got a red card for aggressive behaviour during the match with AZ.

9 February 2007

AMSTERDAM — Aleksandar Rankovic playing for ADO The Hague was disqualified for five games after he got a red card for aggressive behaviour during the match with AZ.

This was a merciful decision, De Telegraaf writes, as it has emerged that Rankovic had shouted death threats at referee Kevin Blom.

When his team received a penalty, the Serb pushed Blom and yelled, “When I see you in the city, I kill you”.

"The Royal Dutch Football Union (KNVB) will need to confirm this", the Union’s spokesperson Renske Bruinsma said.

"You have to have a good reason to disqualify someone for five games", she said.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

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