US Based Footballer Jailed for Punching Referee to Death

Date: 16-03-2015 10:50 am (6 years ago) | Author: Giwa bayo
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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: at 16-03-2015 10:50 AM (6 years ago) | Hero
- misterjohn at 16-03-2015 11:19 AM (6 years ago)
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O Boy!
Punch of life!
Posted: at 16-03-2015 11:19 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- odegbalegu at 16-03-2015 11:25 AM (6 years ago)
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Oh! boy, it shouldn't have been that bad.
Posted: at 16-03-2015 11:25 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- echeeche at 16-03-2015 11:38 AM (6 years ago)
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 Grin Grin Grin
Posted: at 16-03-2015 11:38 AM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- dareper at 16-03-2015 12:12 PM (6 years ago)
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Gobe.
Posted: at 16-03-2015 12:12 PM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Wilsonbright at 16-03-2015 12:22 PM (6 years ago)
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Ugly punch! R.I.P MR. REF
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- kelemann at 16-03-2015 12:40 PM (6 years ago)
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You would have been a boxer instead of footballer. Rip Mr ref.
Posted: at 16-03-2015 12:40 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- okuboye at 16-03-2015 01:06 PM (6 years ago)
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8years too small jare. RIP mr REF
Posted: at 16-03-2015 01:06 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- dollypiper at 16-03-2015 02:50 PM (6 years ago)
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From his name, you wouldn't expect something less...from a middle easterner
Posted: at 16-03-2015 02:50 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- fearlesspaul at 16-03-2015 03:12 PM (6 years ago)
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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: at 16-03-2015 03:12 PM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- sheikt at 16-03-2015 06:11 PM (6 years ago)
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the guy hot pass pacquiao, punch of life.
Posted: at 16-03-2015 06:11 PM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- buchi1975 at 16-03-2015 06:14 PM (6 years ago)
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d wife get time to dey flash d guy red card instead to dey mourn im husband
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- Wysetots at 16-03-2015 06:42 PM (6 years ago)
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Terrorist !!
Posted: at 16-03-2015 06:42 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- beneno at 16-03-2015 10:16 PM (6 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 16-03-2015 10:16 PM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- EmekaBlue at 17-03-2015 03:16 AM (6 years ago)
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imagine
Posted: at 17-03-2015 03:16 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- AdikpeReturn at 17-03-2015 12:33 PM (6 years ago)
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No security at the stadium?
Posted: at 17-03-2015 12:33 PM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- makedemtalk at 17-03-2015 12:58 PM (6 years ago)
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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...
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- sheffy1981 at 17-03-2015 04:33 PM (6 years ago)
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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.
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- Ololababs at 18-03-2015 09:57 AM (6 years ago)
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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: at 18-03-2015 09:57 AM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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