Take that! Shocking scenes in Indonesia as player lands a thumping left hook on referee

By Graeme Yorke

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Indonesian soccer player Pieter Rumaropen could face heavy punishment after punching a referee in the face during a top flight Super League match at the weekend.

Rumaropen's Persiwa Wamena were tied 1-1 with Pelita Bandung Raya on Sunday when referee Muhaimin awarded a penalty to Pelita with eight minutes left on the clock.

Video replays of the incident showed Rumaropen running up behind Muhaimin and landing a swinging left hook on the referee, who had to be admitted to a hospital due to excessive bleeding from his nose.

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Tackle: The referee awarded a penalty to Pelita after this challenge

Tackle: The referee awarded a penalty to Pelita after this challenge

Charge: Incensed by the penalty award, Rumaropen runs towards the referee

Charge: Incensed by the penalty award, Rumaropen runs towards the referee

Charge: Incensed by the penalty award, Rumaropen runs towards the referee

Punch: Rumaropen lands a swinging left hook which catches the referee by surprise

The match was held up for 15 minutes before a replacement official took over and gave Rumaropen a red card.

'The case has been forwarded to the disciplinary committee,' said the league's communications manager Azwan Karim. 'There will be an extra penalty as well as the red card.'

Falling: The referee was taken to hospital due to excessive bleeding from his nose

Falling: The referee was taken to hospital due to excessive bleeding from his nose

Hold up: The match stopped for 15 minutes before a replacement referee came on and sent Rumaropen off

Hold up: The match stopped for 15 minutes before a replacement referee came on and sent Rumaropen off

Persiwa, currently seventh in the 18-team league, lost 2-1 after their opponents converted the penalty.

Persiwa defender Richardo Roberto was also sent off in the first half of the match.

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ngisin ngisini tenan , guwak kali wae wong kuwi

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Really a beautiful game, football and boxing combined.

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Coward!!! He didn't have the guts to face up to him he just got in a sneaky one when he was looking the other way. Makes the Suarez incident seem rather mild!

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Wasn't a penalty and the ref deserved it.

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Liverpool should sign him. Makes Suarez look like an angel. A hungry cannibal of an angel but no less an angel.

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Bet he deserved it

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The guy should get sine die for that. Shocking!!

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I blame Luis Suarez

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Losers..

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Ed can you really say that? Of course suarez will be blamed for what SUAREZ does! Who else was to blame for the bite??

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