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Mexican soccer player kills referee after headbutting over red card

An amateur Mexican footballer is on the run after headbutting and inadvertently killing a referee who handed him a red card, according to local media reports.

The local football match taking place on the “Amigos del Balon” (”Friends of the ball”) pitch, some 120km northeast of Mexico City, ended in tragedy, when a red-carded player allegedly murdered the referee. The incident occurred in the city of Tulancingo, Hidalgo state, on Sunday morning, as reported by the newspaper Criterion Hidalgo. – READ MORE