Previous
Barcelona
Celtic
5:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Real Madrid
Chelsea
7:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Internazionale
Bayern Munich
9:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Liverpool
AC Milan
2:00 AM UTC Jul 31, 2016
Game Details
Paris Saint-Germain
Leicester City
3:30 AM UTC Jul 31, 2016
Game Details
Galatasaray
Manchester United
5:30 PM UTC
Game Details
New York City FC
Colorado Rapids
7:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Next
By ESPN Staff

Brazilian coach punches referee after relegation

A Brazilian soccer coach pushed a player from the opposing team and then punched the referee on the chin on the day his team were relegated.

Television pictures broadcast on Monday showed Comercial coach Pedro Santilli losing his temper during Sunday's game against Catanduvense in the second division of the Paulista (Sao Paulo state) championship.

Santilli, assistant Brazil coach for a brief period in 2000-01, went on to the field to pick up a spare ball and as he walked backed to the touchline he barged into a Catanduvense player who collapsed to the ground.

He then went over to speak to the referee and suddenly lashed out, landing a right-fisted punch on the official's chin.

Santilli was sent off while his team lost 1-0 and were relegated to the third division.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.