Referee in Argentina “shot dead by player he sent off”

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According to reports in Argentina an amateur referee was shot three times and killed by a player he sent off.

Police in Argentina are still said to be searching for the man who shot the referee in the Cordoba province.

The Guardian has sourced some local reports on the shocking incident where it says that the “player retrieved a gun from his bag after being shown a red card, returned to the pitch and shot 48-year-old Cesar Flores dead.”

Efe news agency was told by a police source that: “It all happened during the football match. We don’t know [exactly what took place], but it appears the player was angry, fetched a gun and killed him.”

Local reports state Flores was shot in the head, chest and neck, plus another player, Walter Zarate, was injured but is now recovering.