Football referee hit in face with cannon blast, News at 9. 

Yes this actually happened.  

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A referee working a high school football game in Maine was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries on Saturday after being hit in the head with a cannon blast.

The official was walking near the backline of the end zone when a cannon, used by Maine Maritime Academy to celebrate a score, was fired. 

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