In a horrible fight that broke out during a football game in Australia left a referee with a shattered jaw and missing teeth with the video of Adam Abdullah routing Khoder Yaghi viral
An arrest has been made.
What has been the story?
At Padstow Park in Sydney, Australia, Khoder Yaghi was the referee for the First Grade match between the Padstow Hornets and the Greenacre Eagles on Friday night. After that, Yaghi was caught on camera when a player who had been suspended allegedly attacked him.
The official is seen being dragged onto the pitch and receiving punches to the head in the footage. Yaghi’s bloodied mouth was visible when the fight was broken up, and it is believed that he shattered his jaw and lost some teeth. Yaghi can be heard saying, “He broke my jaw,” as he stumbles to his feet.
Adam Abdullah attacks and beats referee Khoder Yaghi during football match in Australia, video goes viral
Khoder Yaghi had been refereeing a First Grade match between #PadstowHornets and #GreenacreEagles at Padstow Park, in #Sydney on Friday.
A suspended player who had been watching the game then allegedly rushed at him leaving him with 3 missing teeth & a broken jaw! pic.twitter.com/pNRrLmQw2V
— TVisCOOL! 📺 www.tviscool.com (@TVisCOOLUK) April 30, 2023
So sad & shocked to hear of this incident involving violence on referee Khoder Yaghi at Padstow. Most recently saw & chatted to him at an #NPLNSW preseason gm at Christie Park between Spirit & St George City FA
Pls respect referees, we can’t have a game of football without them pic.twitter.com/21ITXXR0vD
— Tony Tannous (@TonyTannousTRBA) April 30, 2023
The defaulter has been detained.
A 25-year-old male has subsequently been detained and arrested, according to the NSW Police. He has been identified as amateur boxer Adam Abdullah and a member of the Greenacre squad. Yaghi has been resting at Liverpool Hospital since the tragedy and is reportedly getting ready for reconstructive jaw surgery on Monday.
Following the incident, Greenacre Eagles issued a statement in which it announced it would be pulling the team from the remainder of the season. “Our club has decided to withdraw the team from competition for the remaining 2023 season,” it stated in response to the events that took place after the game.
This should serve as a reminder to everyone that violence is not acceptable at our club. While asserting that it was aware of what had occurred and that there was “zero tolerance for any antisocial behaviour from any of its participants at any time,” Football NSW insisted that it was not aware of what had occurred.
Yaghi’s assertion on the incident
Yaghi described what transpired in his own words that he inquired for a ground official to calm the defaulter down, but that guy kept on and ran directly towards him after leaping over the fence. He was abusive to Yaghi and co without cause. Even though the referee used a 45cm linesman’s stick to try to shove him away, the man was not ready to calm.
While Yaghi was arguing with another player, the defaulter struck him from behind. directly in the face. He covered his head and face with his hands, feet, and legs and kept beating.
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