Swedish ref puts player in headlock to break up fight, makes him tap out (Video)
Oftentimes in the NHL we see referees backing off and allowing players to fight. Sometimes you have to let guys blow off steam, and it doesn’t hurt that fights boost ratings. Apparently things are a bit different in Sweden.
During a recent game between Swedish league teams Vaxjo and Farjestad, a melee broke out between several players near the bench area. The officials tried to get control of the ruckus, which led to one player being thrown into an embarrassing headlock by a ref and tapping out.
The guy had no chance. If it wasn’t already bad enough that he just got manhandled by a referee, the zebra then grabbed him by the sweater and pointed a finger in his face while delivering an epic tongue lashing. If the NHL ever wants to put a stop to fighting, they know who to hire.
Video via Guyism