Pain in Italy

Video: Serie A ref knocked out by powerful strike

Italian Official gets smacked upside the head

During yesterday’s 1-1 draw between Lazio and Torni, brilliantly-named referee Massimiliano Saccani found was given an excellent reason to avoid standing between a shooting player and the goal in future. The ref was knocked out by the strike, but after a quick dab with the magic sponge, was able to continue in the game.

Lazio’s left back Aleksandar Kolarov should be grateful that his shot struck the ref’s temple – it looks like it was heading into row Z.

Note: Does anyone know why the ref is dressed in black, and not the day-glo yellow outfits the officials sported in the Milan derby last night?

[Video: Off The Post]

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