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

In interviews with native media retailers, 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.

Consequently, Cortadi says she determined to indicate Tirone a purple card, at which level he ran up behind Cortadi and struck her behind the top, 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 cops.

On account of the assault, Cortadi needed to be taken to an area hospital, and as soon as she was discharged, she made a legal 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 might be transferred to the Prosecutor’s Workplace to offer his assertion.

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

In an announcement, the Argentina Soccer Affiliation (AFA) mentioned: “The AFA repudiates and condemns the actions of the player Cristian Tirone (Dep. Garmense) towards the referee Dalma Cortadi, who was the victim of physical violence during the second half of the match.

“This Home, along with the Federal Council, will tackle the problem and accompany the choose 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 an announcement, 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.