Assistant referee hits player with his flag
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VIDEO: Assistant referee hits player with flag during Bundesliga 2 clash

Linesman inadvertently inflicts pain on Stuttgart's Jean Zimmer.


Watch the moment an assistant referee hits a player with his flag during a Bundesliga 2 clash between VfB Stuttgart and VfL Bochum.

Attempting to take a quick throw-in, Stuttgart right-back Jean Zimmer instead find himself on the receiving end of a hastily lowered linesman’s flag.

As you can tell from his reaction, it absolutely smarted – fortunately, though, the blow was not sufficient to cause him an injury.

Just as entertaining is the reaction of the commentator, who seems almost disproportionately amused as he declares he’s never seen the like before.

The match ended in a 1-1 draw at the Mercedes-Benz Arena, with Anthony Losilla’s first-half strike for the visitors cancelled out by Daniel Ginczek in the 70th minute.