The worst the Turkish referee in Manchester had to put up with was a sarcastic handclap from Rio Ferdinand but this unfortunate Lebanese ref had to run for his life after being chased around the ground by players and officials.
The incident happened in a second division match between Al Nahda and Al Salam Zgharta.
It was the Al Nahda players who went crazy as they felt aggrieved after being denied a late penalty.
There was more than one attempted slap on the referee but, to be fair to him, he showed a good burst of pace to get away from his pursuers before slipping near the bench.
Waiting there was a solider who helped defuse the situation as the referee scurried down the tunnel to safety.
Who'd be a ref eh?
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