An assistant ref was given his walking orders by center referee a week ago in the wake of stopping the game in the most nauseating way.
Andrew McWilliam was entrusted with running the line amid the Scottish Premiership game between Kilmarnock and Dundee on Saturday when things got ugly.
The poor lineman remained alongside Kilmarnock midfielder Jordan Jones as he arranged to take a corner kick but stopped play before moving in the opposite direction of the pitch gripping his stomach. Seconds after the incident, McWilliam reached next to the adverts boards, much to the beguilement of fans inside Rugby Park.
Referee, Craig Thomson run over to check if his partner was okay – but in an entertaining twist the referee hauled out a card, just as the woozy whistler thought things couldn’t get any better, he was humorously demonstrated a red card by ref Thomson.
Players from both sides burst into hysterics before play, in the end, proceeded with a couple of minutes after the funny incident. Following a three-minute stop, McWilliam figured out how to get it together and saw out whatever is left of the game as Dundee secured a 1-0 win.
Kilmarnock striker Kris Boyd later joked that ” it was most likely his side’s pathetic performance that brought on the episode of the linesman sudden sickness”.
“I’m just happy I don’t get booked each time I threw up in a Sunday league game” a local player joked.
Another added: “Yes was truly amusing! Something I’ve never seen before.
“Likewise this was before half-time, so when the official turned out to start the second half he got a not too bad applause from both the home and the away fans. Great banter.”
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