Referee's Arm Broken After Player Slams Him Into the Boards
BY AARON NOVEMBER 19, 2023 (8:37 PM)
Player Inflicts Severe Hit on Referee, Resulting in Injury
In a shocking turn of events during a match in Sweden's 5th Tier League, a player delivered a hefty hit to the referee. The scenario unfolded as the defenseman, misjudging the referee for an opponent, aggressively collided with him after an opponent's puck play. The referee was left injured on the ice.
The impact of the hit was such that the referee remained on the ice until assistance arrived, eventually leading to a hospital visit where a broken arm was diagnosed. No penalty was given for the incident.
Player Insists Hit on Referee Was Unintentional, Despite Earlier Frustrations
Post-game, the player addressed allegations of the hit being deliberate. He maintained that it was a mishap, a misdirected attempt to block an opponent. Interestingly, he noted the referee's obstructive presence throughout the game.
Vita hästen player Casper Gilberg brakes the referee's arm with a hit in the swedish 5th division.
We extend our wishes for a swift recovery to the referee. The decision regarding any additional sanctions for the player is still pending.