Referee shot dead after showing red card

A referee has been murdered in Argentina by a young player for showing him the red card.

The incident happened in Cordoba, as a player shot the referee just minutes after being dismissed for hitting another player.

Another player, Walter Zarate, was also hit by a bullet and was taken to hospital, though he is not in critical condition.

The referee, Cesar Flores, 48, was killed after being shot three timesĀ – once in the head, neck and chest, according to police.

TheĀ killer is still on the run and the subject of a police hunt.

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