Life can be tough sometimes for referees.
On an average workday, an average referee must run several kilometers, keep up with world-class athletes, make split-second decisions that affect people's livelihoods and, if he's handling a Chelsea game, endure 90 minutes of John Terry's cursing.
And then there are days like the one above.
On the day in the video above, which serves as Monday's B/R World Football Viral Video of the Day, referee Christian Fischer is embroiled in an angry confrontation with Benfica captain Luisao.
The confrontation occurred during a preseason match between Benfica and newly promoted Bundesliga side Fortuna Dusseldorf.
Incensed by Fischer's decision to send off Benfica's Javi Garcia for a second yellow card, Luisao knocks Fischer to the pitch.
Then, things get interesting.
Fischer stays on the ground, apparently knocked cold for a few moments. The match, which was supposed to be a friendly, is abandoned in the 39th minute.
It's hard to see what happens, but in the slow-motion replays, it almost looks like Luisao head-butts Fischer. If nothing else, he runs at him aggressively and knocks him over.
Later, Benfica's players accused Fischer of taking a dive. Per Metro:
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