Coward Soccer Player Arrested After Punching Female Ref In The Face Over A Yellow Card

Brutal images from a regional match in Argentina.

"I fell and I don't remember anything else. When I got up, I was dizzy and nauseous. Nothing like this has ever happened to me."

The quote belongs to Dalma Cortadi, an Argentinian referee who was brutally attacked by a male player on Sunday during a regional game between Deportivo Independencia and Deportivo Garmense in the city of Tres Arroyos. 

Soccer player punches female referee in Argentina

Cortadi had just shown a yellow card when Deportivo Garmense defender Cristian Tirone, possessed by the demon of rage, ran to her and unleashed a savage and cowardly punch over her face. 

To add an extra layer of shame: He did it behind her back. 

Despite standing up quickly after the hit, Cortadi suffered several injuries that kept her in a local hospital for several days. According to the medical report, she has head and neck traumas as well as multiple bruises over her body. 

After the attack, officials suspended the game immediately while the police entered the pitch to arrest Tirone for minor injuries and violent behavior during a sporting event. 

A few hours later, Deportivo Garmense condemned the player's actions and announced they were cutting ties with him.