30 Oct 2012

Referee in Uruguayan football brandishes 17 red cards

11:56 am on 30 October 2012

A heated Uruguayan football match ended in chaos as the referee, having already sent off one player, brandished 16 more red cards when fighting broke out after the final whistle.

The game between Wanderers and Juventud in the Uruguayan first division ended at 3-3.

Tempers became frayed when Wanderers believed they should have been awarded a penalty for a foul on midfielder Gaston Rodriguez near the end of the encounter in Montevideo.

Punching and kicking ensued among the two teams after the final whistle and the referee Leodan Gonzalez red-carded eight players from each team.