Schoolboy hits rugby referee unconscious

A high school rugby player is facing criminal charges after he knocked a referee unconscious during a tournament in Pretoria, according to a report on Monday.

Chris de Beer (37) from the Blue Bulls Referee Union was sworn at and hit over the head by the boy after he sent him off with a red card for hitting another player last week, the Beeld reported.

“After the game I walked over to the player to confirm his number because I had to write a report ... The boy took me by the throat, and said I was talking lekker kak,” he said.

The boy from Hans Strijdom High School in Mookgophong, Limpopo, then hit him and rendered him unconscious.

De Beer said he had opened a case of assault at the Mookgophong police station and would meet with a legal representative from the union on Tuesday to discuss a civil claim for damages.

Development officer of the union Charlie Horn said it was a constant struggle to recruit new referees because of the verbal abuse from parents, players and teachers.

The boy has banned from playing rugby for the rest of the year.—Sapa

.

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus

Client Media Releases

Narrowing the intention-behaviour gap
Imperial reports flat revenue
MTN's school connectivity programme reaches Namaqualand
Rosebank College initiates Graduate Empowerment Programme
Oxbridge Academy partners with ADvTECH Group
Why future success belongs to the first movers...
Ipsos pre-election forecasting on the mark nationally
Office 365 a one-stop-shop for e-mail compliance