Red card yob KO’D ref­eree

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - BRIAN READE -

A FOOT­BALLER punched a ref­eree in the face and knocked him out af­ter he was given a red card.

Brett Tup­per had shoved over a ri­val in a cup game brawl and Michael Brookes bran­dished the card.

Tup­per, 29, who plays for Kent side Holling­bourne FC claimed he hit the ref­eree by mis­take.

Maid­stone mag­is­trates found him guilty of as­sault and gave him 150 hours’ un­paid work, and Kent FA banned him for 10 years.

HEAR­ING Maid­stone court

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