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Video: Referee Gets Hit In the Face With The Ball – Italy Serie A Lazio vs. Torino

Referees have it tough. They have to make sure all of the players in a game aren’t doing anything they aren’t supposed to, while also keeping an eye on the rest of the action.

Sometimes though, the action gets just a bit too close. Last weekend in Italy’s Serie A match between Lazio and Torino, referee Massimiliano Saccani was looking the other way and turned his head just in time to get smacked in the face with the ball (around the 1:17 mark).

The game ended in a 1-1 tie, which coincidentally was the same fingers held up by the trainer to make sure Saccani could still see straight (well, for a referee at least).

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