An Argentinian soccer match got a little crazy after Luis Maciel of Sporting de Santo Pipó knocked the referee unconscious, prompting local police to arrest the player.

Maciel’s Sporting de Santo Pipo were trailing rivals Miter 3-1 with ten minutes to go in the final of Liga de Posadas, when referee Gabriel Cortinez issued Sporting player Matías Benítez a second yellow card for alleged insults to rival players. 

This prompted teammate Maciel to attack the referee with a two-punch combination which knocked the official out cold and left him unconscious on the pitch.

The ref received lengthy treatment from paramedics while bleeding from the mouth before being placed in a neck brace, and then leaving the stadium in an ambulance.  

The player who attacked the ref was arrested by local police and taken to the nearest station, but was released a few hours later.  

This guy deserves a lifetime ban.