US Based Footballer Jailed for Punching Referee to Death

Published On: March 16, 2015, 10:50 am (5 years ago)
Author: Giwa bayo

Bassel Saad, a US-based footballer has been sentenced to eight years imprisonment for punching a referee to death in a Michigan United Soccer League match.
The 37 year-old knocked referee John Bieniewicz down after the latter showed him a second yellow for committing a foul. John was immediately rushed to a Detroit hospital but passed on two days later. Bassel pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a minimum of eight years in prison. He was also ordered to pay €8700 for  funeral costs.  Thomas Cameron, the judge who delivered verdict said, “For better or for worse, you've come to personify all that’s wrong with many people’s belief about the escalation of violence in sports.” The referee's wife held up a red card as Bassel was led away.  “I would like to serve Mr Saad with the red card that he was entitled to.” She added.


Posted: (5 years ago) on 16-03-2015 10:50 AM | Hero
O Boy!
Punch of life!
Posted: (5 years ago) on 16-03-2015 11:19 AM | Gistmaniac
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Oh! boy, it shouldn't have been that bad.
Posted: (5 years ago) on 16-03-2015 11:25 AM | Gistmaniac
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 Grin Grin Grin
Posted: (5 years ago) on 16-03-2015 11:38 AM | Hero
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Gobe.
Posted: (5 years ago) on 16-03-2015 12:12 PM | Addicted Hero
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Ugly punch! R.I.P MR. REF
Posted: (5 years ago) on 16-03-2015 12:22 PM | Upcoming
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You would have been a boxer instead of footballer. Rip Mr ref.
Posted: (5 years ago) on 16-03-2015 12:40 PM | Gistmaniac
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8years too small jare. RIP mr REF
Posted: (5 years ago) on 16-03-2015 01:06 PM | Gistmaniac
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From his name, you wouldn't expect something less...from a middle easterner
Posted: (5 years ago) on 16-03-2015 02:50 PM | Gistmaniac
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8 years only for murdering someone? If that happened in middle east, they would go for death penalty. Something is wrong with USA judicial system.
Posted: (5 years ago) on 16-03-2015 03:12 PM | Upcoming
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the guy hot pass pacquiao, punch of life.
Posted: (5 years ago) on 16-03-2015 06:11 PM | Upcoming
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d wife get time to dey flash d guy red card instead to dey mourn im husband
Posted: (5 years ago) on 16-03-2015 06:14 PM | Upcoming
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Terrorist !!
Posted: (5 years ago) on 16-03-2015 06:42 PM | Hero
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: (5 years ago) on 16-03-2015 10:16 PM | Addicted Hero
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imagine
Posted: (5 years ago) on 17-03-2015 03:16 AM | Gistmaniac
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No security at the stadium?
Posted: (5 years ago) on 17-03-2015 12:33 PM | Upcoming
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CHAI!!!!THAT REFEREE,MUST HAVE FELT A HEAVY PUNCH,TO TAKE THE BREATH AWAY FROM HIM.....IT MUST BE COMBINATION OF ALI(C.CLAY),TYSON,HOLLYFIELD,KLITSCKOV,LEWIS AND MAYWEAYHER PUNCHES BIND TOGETHER.......RIP...
Posted: (5 years ago) on 17-03-2015 12:58 PM | Upcoming
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Quote from: Paul D on 16-03-2015 03:12 PM
8 years only for murdering someone? If that happened in middle east, they would go for death penalty. Something is wrong with USA judicial system.
....When you plead guilty the United States judicial system will give you some relieve and less punishments because,pleading guilty means you have accepted the allegations against you and consequently you are not costing the government unnecessary expenses for compiling a jury service and the expenses attached to conducting a case against someone.So when you plead guilty it means you have accepted to have committed the crime so what you are waiting for is the judgement.Its called working something a deal with a criminal.I hope this answers your curiosity.
Posted: (5 years ago) on 17-03-2015 04:33 PM | Upcoming
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Quote from: sheffy1981 on 17-03-2015 04:33 PM
....When you plead guilty the United States judicial system will give you some relieve and less punishments because,pleading guilty means you have accepted the allegations against you and consequently you are not costing the government unnecessary expenses for compiling a jury service and the expenses attached to conducting a case against someone.So when you plead guilty it means you have accepted to have committed the crime so what you are waiting for is the judgement.Its called working something a deal with a criminal.I hope this answers your curiosity.

Well said Sheffy! Thanks Smiley
Posted: (5 years ago) on 18-03-2015 09:57 AM | Upcoming
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