Most people will agree that being a referee is a difficult job at the best of times, but at the worst of times it can be downright dangerous.
One official in Spain learned that fact when he was on the receiving end of a vicious punch after giving a decision against a player in the Segunda Division B futsal league.
Brutal referee wipeout in indoor football match
Referee wipeout! A brutal and unprovoked attack. Posted by Goal.com on Monday, 1 May 2017
The brutal attack occurred during a game in Catalunya between Barceloneta and Olimpic Floresta.
Once the whistle is blown, the furious player can be seen squaring up to the official before delivering a powerful strike to his head, much to the shock of onlookers.