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Pieter Rumaropen Gets Life Ban For Hitting Referee (VIDEO)

25/04/2013 11:31 BST

Indonesian footballer Pieter Rumaropen has received a life ban after he punched a referee.

The Persiwa Wamena striker left official Muhaimin with blood streaming down his face after he awarded a penalty to opponents Bandung Raya.

The match was delayed for 15 minutes before a replacement official took charge and gave Rumaropen a red card.

Muhaimin received stitches at hospital and now Rumaropen has been told he will never play professional football in Indonesia again.

Indonesia FA boss Hinca Panjaitan, a member of the disciplinary commission, said Rumaropen’s behavior damaged the image of the country’s football.