Referee headbutts player in African friendly

Botswana referee Joshua Bondo appeared to headbutt Angola's Masuekama Natael in their friendly against South Africa in East London.

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Joshua Bondo and Masuekama Natael get entangled. Source: Twitter

While the match ended as a goalless draw, the game was not completely devoid of entertainment, with Bondo and Natael involved in a brief confrontation.

Nicknamed ‘sprinter’ due to his high energy levels on the pitch, the Botswana official awarded a free-kick to South Africa before appearing to push his head in the direction of the Angolan defender.

Slight contact was made with Natael crashing to the turf clutching his face - no penalty was given.

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Published 29 March 2017 at 12:45pm
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