42-year-old referee attacks 10-year-old player during game arrested for his actions

Published March 12, 2023 at 7:30 PM

A 42-year-old referee from Quebec City had been arrested after allegedly attacking a 10-year-old player during a game. According to TVA Sports the incident happened Sunday morning and has the referee facing serious charges.

TVA Sports released the following information:

A 42-year-old man was arrested in Quebec City for assaulting a child at the Intact Insurance Ice Center on Sunday morning.

The Quebec City Police Department (SPVQ) was called to the Sainte-Foy sports complex around 9:25 a.m. for an adult who allegedly physically assaulted a youth.

According to those in attendance, the referee involved, delivered a "deliberate" elbow to the abdomen of the player. This caused a huge reaction from the crowd.

Other witnesses say the blow was delivered "for no reason" and was not done to end a skirmish. The referee has been released on a promise to appear.

We will provide more information as it comes available.
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