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WATCH: Brutal attack on referee in Congo leads to tragic death

11. June 2024
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Tragic news from Africa! A referee lost his life at a football match in what appears to be a murder, not an accident.

A brutal incident occurred during a cup match in Congo, where a referee was beaten to death. The match between Renaissanca and Tanganyika ended in a 1-1 draw in regular time, and the winner was decided by penalty kicks. Tanganyika players scored three penalties while their opponents missed all of theirs.

After the match concluded, a horrifying incident unfolded. Fans stormed the pitch and began chasing the main referee, accusing him of not awarding Renaissanca a penalty during regular time.

Sadly, the referee was unable to escape and received multiple severe blows. He lost consciousness in the locker room and was taken to the hospital's intensive care unit, where he unfortunately succumbed to his injuries.
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