Referee is injured after a penalty hit him before going in the net during a game in Dagestan
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VIDEO: Penalty goes in off referee in 5-a-side game in Dagestan

Went down as an own goal after initial shot was saved.


A penalty went in off the referee of what looks like an outdoor 5-a-side game, reported to be taking place in the Republic of Dagestan.

The ball rebounded off the official and landed in the net after the goalkeeper had saved the initial shot.

It’s said to have been put down as an own goal by the man between the posts.

Dagestan is a federal subject of Russia, located in the North Caucasus region on the coast of the Caspian Sea and was once labelled the most dangerous place in Europe by the BBC.

The referee, stood in the area as the kick is taken, has to deal with protesting players while hurt from the impact.