Cristian Tirone: Argentine footballer arrested after punching feminine referee throughout match


An Argentine soccer participant was arrested after punching a feminine referee at the back of the pinnacle throughout a match between Deportivo Garmense and Deportivo Independencia in a regional league in Buenos Aires.

In interviews with native media shops, referee Dalma Magali Cortadi mentioned she had awarded a foul in opposition to Garmense participant Cristian Tirone – who a police supply and a Garmense supply instructed CNN was the aggressor – who then started to verbally abuse her.

Because of this, Cortadi says she determined to indicate Tirone a pink card, at which level he ran up behind Cortadi and struck her at the back of the pinnacle, inflicting her to fall to the bottom.

In video footage of the incident, Tirone needed to then be forcibly pushed away from Cortadi by two of her officers, earlier than being escorted off the pitch by a number of law enforcement officials.

Because of the assault, Cortadi needed to be taken to an area hospital, and as soon as she was discharged, she made a felony grievance in opposition to Tirone.

CNN has tried to contact Tirone by way of the police, however has to date been unsuccessful.

The police supply instructed CNN that Tirone is being held at a police station in De La Gama, the city the place the assault occurred. The participant is incommunicado, the supply mentioned, and it’s anticipated that he shall be transferred to the Prosecutor’s Workplace to offer his assertion.

After giving his assertion, it will likely be decided whether or not or not he’s detained and what the fees in opposition to him shall be, the police supply instructed CNN.

In a press release, the Argentina Soccer Affiliation (AFA) mentioned: “The AFA repudiates and condemns the actions of the participant Cristian Tirone (Dep. Garmense) in direction of the referee Dalma Cortadi, who was the sufferer of bodily violence through the second half of the match.

“This Home, along with the Federal Council, will handle the difficulty and accompany the decide all through the method, strengthening the rules on this sort of habits that our affiliation is not going to tolerate.

“It should be noted that the incident will be transferred to the Disciplinary Court to apply the corresponding sanction to the player and that these aberrant events will not be repeated in any other of our football stadiums. Likewise, the Department of Equity and Gender, led by Dr. Paula Ojeda, is in constant dialogue with the victim and is fully available.”

In a press release, Tirone’s membership, Garmense, mentioned it “expresses its energetic repudiation” of the assault.

“The institution expresses its solidarity with the official who was attacked, expresses its apologies, makes itself available to her and commits to continue working to eradicate violence in all its forms and train athletes with values such as: discipline, camaraderie, commitment and, above all, respect and tolerance,” the assertion added.