A linesman in Italy’s eighth tier has been banned from football for five years after head-butting one of the players. The incident occurred during a match between A.S.D. Buggerru and Monreale Calcio, when in the second half a Monreale player who had been substituted tried to grab the ball by the sideline to get play restarted quickly. His actions resulted in a scuffle with the assistant referee and the official head-butted the Monreale player. A fight broke out between the two sets of fans following the incident as the assistant ref was designated by Buggerru. The match was subsequently and rightfully abandoned.