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Video: Punching someone in the face only warrants a yellow card in Croatia

Joey Barton may have finally found a league that suits him

It seems that anything goes over in the T- Com Croatian First Football League. In the clip above Hajduk Split player Jurica Buljat defends a set piece by lamping an NK Varteks opponent. The blow is enough to floor him, but on the advice of his assistant, the lenient ref decides it’s only a yellow card offence. And to think that Deco received the same punishment last night for taking a free kick slightly too quickly…

[The Offside]


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