Rugby Player Viciously Lays Out Female Referee, Gets Banned For 3 Years

This may be one of the most brutal hits you’ll ever see on a rugby/football field, and not only was the recipient a woman, she wasn’t even playing.

Bruno Andres Doglioli has been banned for three years from playing professional rugby for a senseless hit that sent Maria Beatrice Benvenuti to the hospital.

The Federezione Italiana Rugby dubbed Doglioni’s hit a “deliberate act of violence,” which had it happened in the United States could have been warranted of an arrest.

(h/t Deadspin)