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VIDEO: Referee tries to flee stadium when team attacks him in Ethiopian league match

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Referee flees from players during Ethiopian match
(Image: YouTube/RAR Sport)

This referee tried to flee the stadium when the players and staff of Welwalo Adigrat University attacked him during an Ethiopian Premier League match.

Relegation-threatened Welwalo Adigrat were drawing 1-1 with Defence Force S.C. when the referee awarded the latter a goal that looked to have narrowly crossed the line.

In shocking scenes, the referee is chased to the running track surrounding the pitch and attempts to keep his pursuers at bay with a corner flag before getting punched to the floor.

The Ethiopian Premier League has since been suspended, while the coach who punched the referee has been fired.