Red card yob KO’d referee
HEARING Maidstone court 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.