Referee who was assaulted yesterday has continued to receive threatening messages
After Sannat player Antoine Camilleri was seen yesterday assaulting assistant referee Andrea Pavia, another Sannat player continued sending offensive and threatening messages up to yesterday evening in reference to the match referee Massimo Axisa.
This in connection with a GFA Second Division match played on Saturday afternoon between Oratory and Sannat. This game had to be abandoned in the 90th minute after a player tried to assault the referee, after which he was seen to beat up the assistant referee.
TVM is informed that later in the course of the day referee Massimo Axisa filed a Police report at Zejtun Police Station after receiving obscene and threatening messages from player Christian Vella, who was also part of the Sannat team for this game.
During the same game, Christian Vella was shown the yellow card because of excessive protests made with match officials.
Meanwhile, this site contacted assistant referee Andrea Pavia, who during this game was punched and kicked by Antoine Camilleri. Pavia stressed that he is still physically in pain as a result of the blows he received, so much so that he had to seek medical treatment again on Sunday morning.
From the information available to this site, it results that after Antoine Camilleri was arrested, he complained of chest pains and asked to be taken to Gozo General Hospital for treatment. Some hours later, at about 9.30 p.m., he was transferred by ambulance to Mater Dei Hospital.
Despite this, Camilleri is expected to be arraigned before the Duty Magistrate in the Gozo Court in the coming hours.
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