A soccer referee remains in critical condition after an upset soccer player punched him in the throat and under the chin, knocking him out and causing a head injury during an adult-league match in Detroit.
Referee In Critical Condition After Been Punched By An Angry Soccer Player
Eye witnesses claim the said player Baseel Saad fled the scene before the police arrived
Baseel Abdul-Amir Saad has arrested and charged with felony assault with the intent to do great bodily harm in the Livonia District Court on Monday. A hearing has been set for July 10.
Saad's lawyer, Brian Berry, said his client is cooperating with police after surrendering himself on Monday and is not guilty of the charge.
According to the Livonia Police Lieutenant, Saad punched the unnamed referee in the head after the referee indicated he planned to eject the 36-year-old Dearborn resident from a game on Sunday at Mies Park.
An opposing player, Joseph Cosenza told Fox 2 News that Saad had left the park by the time police arrived. "He got away, took off with one of his buddies, jumped in their car. ... A couple of our players were able to take pictures of the car and the license plate after they took off. But unfortunately, the cops found the car and the driver".
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