Strathclyde Saturday Morning League chiefs have launched a probe after anÂ amateur football match was abandoned in the 92nd minute after the referee headbutted a fan.
The match betweenÂ Stanley Athletic AFC and Port Glasgow United which took placeÂ in Renfrew, Renfrewshire, was abandoned after aÂ match official lunged at the spectator on the sidelines.
The home side were winning 6-2 when the attack, which was captured on video took place. An onlooker said;
â€œEverybody was shocked.
â€œThe ref made his way to the sidelines and stuck the head on one of the spectators.
â€œThe referee made his way from the pitch.
â€œIâ€™ve never seen anything like that on a park before.â€
TheÂ 11-second clip of the attack shows the bald-headed referee wearing a yellow shirt charging towards the touchline before headbutting a man who appears to be in his 20s.Â A group of men swarm the official and he is pushed back onto the pitch before the footage cuts out.
Paisley side Stanley Athletic which sits fifth in the table four places above their bottom-placed rivals,Â made a social media post after the clash.
â€œWe (just about) made it three wins in a row this morning as we were on our way to a big win over Port Glasgow, before the match was abandoned in the 92nd minute.â€
Strathclyde Saturday Morning League Secretary Andy Bryant said: â€œAn investigation is underway.â€
WhileÂ Port Glasgow United declined to comment,Â Â Police Scotland spokeswoman said:
"Officers have received a report of an assault on a 21-year-old man around 12pm on Saturday, 26 February, at King George V playing fields, Renfrew.
"Enquiries are ongoing."