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Angry Football Fan Throws Dog At Referee

12/02/2014 12:02 GMT | Updated 12/02/2014 12:59 GMT

An angry Spanish football fan has been arrested for throwing a dog at a referee.

The irate supporter, 50, snatched the animal from another fan's arms and hurled it at the official after a foul was given against his side.

The dog's owner attacked the thrower before police intervened, as the poor pooch limped off the pitch during a derby match in Olula del Rio, Almeria.

The supporter is now facing a charge of animal cruelty.