Bloody football,as referee kills player.

Referee is facing murder charges after football players allegedly forced him to kill a member of the opposing team in southern Malawi, police said Friday.
The referee was overseeing a football match between two local teams, Billiat FC and Chilengo FC , in the town of Thyolo on Wednesday , when Chilengo FC players refused to accept the referee’ s decision to invalidate a goal, district police spokesman Benjamin Foster told dpa .

In the ensuing scuffle , the referee fled to a nearby house, which the players lit to smoke him out , according to Foster .

When the referee ran out of the burning building, the players forced him to smack a Billiat FC player repeatedly with a stick, the spokesman said .

The player later died of his injuries in hospital , added Foster.

“ The referee turned himself over … He is facing murder charges, ” he said


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