McHenry man punched referee who ejected him from soccer game, police say

Luis Gaitan, 21

A McHenry man is charged with battery after allegedly punching a referee during a soccer game Sunday afternoon in Woodstock.

Police said Luis Gaitan was playing in a soccer match when he was issued two penalties he disagreed with, causing him to be ejected from the game.

Officers said the 21-year-old walked up to the ref and punched him in the nose.

Gaitan turned himself in Monday and was released on $150 bond.
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