Referee receives punishment for assaulting player with kick to groin during football match

    The Mexican Football Federation announced on Tuesday that referee Fernando Hernandez has been suspended for 12 matches after kneeing a player during a match against América and León in the local league’s 13th round.

    Chaos escalated in the second half of the match at the Azteca Stadium last Saturday when referee Hernandez became aggressive after Lyon players surrounded him after a controversial goal scored by the América club, which resulted in him hitting the knee of a Lyon player » Lucas Romero. , who was also suspended for two matches for an interception. Strong on the equalizing goal scored by Team America.

    The 2-2 draw between America and Lyon saw a lot of bickering and bickering between the two sides, with the two teams finishing fourth and third in the Mexican league respectively.

    Coaches Fernando Ortiz and Nicolas Larcamon got into a fight, and a photo of Lyon coach Arcamon in a torn T-shirt after a fight with the American team bench circulated on social networks.
    Ortiz and Larcamón were suspended for two matches after being sent off during the match.

    A disciplinary committee statement released on Tuesday added that any of the teams could be subject to harsher penalties in the future if similar measures are taken again.

    Romero said after the match that he didn’t want Hernandez punished because it was just a misunderstanding, adding that he only asked the referee to show respect on the pitch.

    “I make a special apology to the fans, as well as player Lucas Romero, for my reaction,” Hernandez said over the weekend.

    He added: “I will not attack him or any other player and will abide by the decision of the Disciplinary Committee.”

    Source: espn

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