Kawasaki Frontale's Manabu Saitō bounced the ball off referee Hiroyuki Kimura to get round a player
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VIDEO: Kawasaki Frontale’s Manabu Saitō bounces ball off referee to get round player

Yokohama F. Marinos manager left frustrated on the sidelines.


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Kawasaki Frontale midfielder Manabu Saitō played a one-two with the referee as he moved past an opponent in a game against Yokohama F. Marinos.

Reduced to ten men, Yokohama F. Marinos were beaten 3-1 at league leaders Kawasaki Frontale in the J1 League on Wednesday.

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In added time at the end of the first half, Manabu Saitō’s pass bounced off Hiroyuki Kimura, who was officiating the game.

The ball was quickly returned to the 30-year-old’s possession, enabling him to continue dribbling unabated.