Linesman at Europa League clash in Austria hit on head by projectile
A linesman suffered a head injury when an object was thrown at
him during Thursday's Europa League clash between Sturm Graz of
Austria and AEK Larnaca from Cyprus, the Austrian club said as it
condemned the attack.
"This behaviour is completely unacceptable and damages the
reputation of football and of our club," said Graz on its website
after they had lost the first leg of the third qualifying round
The linesman was hit and fell to the ground in the 78th minute of
the game with blood pouring from his head.
After being treated by medics, he walked to the dressing room
with his head bandaged.
Sturm Graz added that the fan who threw the missile had been