Why would anyone want to be a soccer referee any place without ample security? It seems like we see or read about a ref getting maimed or killed by an unruly mob at least once a week. Not the best gig, as this Paraguayan official found out.
Check out the melee after he properly assessed adjudicated a dirty tackle. Some dude came flying with a roundhouse kick to the face. Yay, assault!
Even more disturbing than this savage attack was the way it was celebrated by an unruly crowd. As fucked up as it sounds, the referee was lucky to walk away with a bruise AND his life. It could, and it has been, much worse.
[H/T: Dirty Tackle]