A tragic incident occurred on the football field in Mexico, where a referee officiating a local football match in the city of Tulancingo, Hidalgo state on Sunday morning, died after being head-butted by a player.
According to local media reports, an amateur Mexican footballer Ruben Rivera Vazquez received a red card from Victor Trejo after he protested a foul. The player, in the aftermath of the incident, head-butted the referee in the face.
As a result, Trejo immediately fainted, and even though the paramedics present at the match tried to revive the victim, it was to no avail as the match official died of ‘widespread subarachnoid hematoma’ caused by a blow to the head, which was confirmed by the emergency services.
The suspect Vazquez is reportedly on the run and multiple police officers have been dispatched to catch the perpetrator.