Portuguese referee violently assaulted by angry fan with giant plank

Check out the footage from the aftermath of the Portuguese lower tier then ask yourself: who would want to be a referee?

Luis Fonseca, referee of the Viseu Football Association, was attacked by a fan in the aftermath of last Sunday's 1-1 clash between Vila Cha de Sa and Molelos.

The game, which saw hosts' goalscorer Jorge handed a red card in the 94th minute, included officiating that left one fan incensed to the point of dragging Fonseca from his car following the game's conclusion.

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The ultra screamed 'Gatuno!' (thief) at the official, wielding a wooden plank as he issued his threats.

Portuguese ref attacked after match

SHOCKING video as referee Luís Fonseca is assaulted after a match

Posted by Goal.com on Sunday, 12 March 2017

Since the incident, calls have been made to have a mandatory police presence in the lower leagues, which is currently not a requirement. In addition, former referee Duarte Gomes claims 36 referees have been assaulted in Portugal in the last 5 months.