Official punched in face during KHL scuffle (Video)


Hockey on-ice officials deserve hazard pay for the amount of abuse they take during scrums, battles and fights.

Take for example Pyotr Alyoshin, 39-year-old linesman.

In a game between Sibir and Metallurg on Thursday, Evgeny Timkin earned a slashing penalty for the latter team. Sibir’s Yuri Sergiyenko decided to let him know this wasn’t cool, so he engaged in a scuffle with him.

Timkin threw a gloved punch at him … and walloped Alyoshin.

Take a gander:


Here’s the GIF:

Alyoshin slouched for a moment but didn’t seem too affected by a gloved bunch to the face. Which is why they’re pros.

Metallurg won the game, 3-0. Timkin was given two minutes for slashing and, we’re guessing, the admiration of his teammates.

s/t Fox Sports

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