Russia Linesman assaults a football player during Amkar Perm and Terek Grozny

[ad#m1] Bizarre news coming from Russia football. A Chechen linesman brutally assaulted a player during the reserves game between Amkar Perm and Terek Grozny at Grozny.

The linesman, Musa Kadyrov, has received a lifetime ban from the Russian Football Association.

Ilya Krichmar, the 18 year old Amkar defender who was on the receiving end of some serious blows from the linesman and some Terek player said,’ The ref blew the final whistle and I started walking to our bench, when suddenly someone came from behind, pushed me to the ground and began kicking and punching me. Terek players then joined the attack. Someone grabbed me by the throat, another hit me, bloodying my face. Thank God, my team-mates came to the rescue. Special thanks to Vlasov from Terek. We had known each other from a youth academy in St. Petersburg and he helped me escape.’

Watch the footage of the incident below.

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