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article imageVideo: Soccer fan attacks referee in Ukraine, tries to choke him

A video clip has been uploaded showing how a crazed soccer fan stormed the pitch in Ukraine and began attacking a linesman, putting him in a choke-hold before he was tackled by security.
A stoppage in play at a match between Chernomorets Odessa and Metalist in Ukraine gave a fan the opportunity to rush the field and attack one of the referees. The Chernomorets fan lunged at the linesman while the "officials conversed with the Chernomorets manager about a corner kick awarded to Matelist and grabbed him by the throat while pushing him backwards," Yahoo Sports writes.
The video shows the man tumbling on his side after he's tackled by security and other refs. The muscular fan began writhing and resisting his man-handlers, and eventually five guards and police officers escorted the man off the field.
The game ended 1-1 after a stunning scorpion kick goal scored by Metalist substitute Willian.
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