(Video): Fans Beat Up Nigerian Referee During Premier League Match

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A video of a Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) referee being assaulted has surfaced on the internet.

In the 18-second video, the referee of a game between Plateau United and Kano Pillars can be seen being escorted out of the pitch as some angry fans attempted to manhandle him.

The game ended 0-0.

Watch video below:


The Herald recalls that Plateau United were fined N3 million by the League Management Committee (LMC) after the centre referee was left in intensive care in the club’s 0-0 draw with Ifeanyi Ubah FC on Sunday, January 13.

The club was also banished to the Ilorin Township Stadium.

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