pARAGuAYAN pLAYER TRIES TO CHOkE REF­EREE

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS BRIEFING - — Com­piled from wire re­ports

Paraguayan soc­cer player

Jose Pe­droso has quit the club Rangers af­ter grab­bing a ref­eree around the throat and try­ing to choke him dur­ing a week­end match in Chile’s sec­ond di­vi­sion. Elias

Vis­toso, pres­i­dent of the sec­ond-di­vi­sion Rangers, said Mon­day the de­fender left fol­low­ing the in­ci­dent Satur­day against Con­cep­cion.

The ac­tion in­volv­ing Pe­droso and ref­eree Mar

celo Mi­randa was posted on YouTube. It took place shortly af­ter Mi­randa made Con­cep­cion take a penalty kick four times, wav­ing off at­tempts be­cause of in­frac­tions. Con­cep­cion con­verted the first, missed the next two and con­verted the fourth.

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