Football referee 'sends off 36 people'
Published Mar 4 2011, 16:25 GMT | By Mayer Nissim
A referee reportedly sent off 36 people during an 11-a-side football match in Argentina.
According to Sky News
, a brawl broke out in the second half of the game between Victoriano Arenas and Claypole, which Claypole led 2-0.
Referee Damian Rubino's post-match report stated that he sent off all players, substitutes, coaches and technical staff at the game after fans joined the fighting on the pitch.
Claypole manager Sergio Micieli said: "Most players were trying to separate people. The ref was confused."
However, his opposite number Domingo Sganga claimed that the Claypole players "wanted to kill" him. Sganga is reported to have begged the police to lock the players out of the dressing room.
The previous record for sendings off in one game was recorded in Paraguay in 1993 when 20 players were shown a red card by referee William Weiler in a match between Sport Ameliano and General Caballero.