The player, who reportedly fled the scene in a pick-up truck amid chaotic scenes as the ref was receiving medical attention, was named locally as Ruben Rivera Vazquez.
The official, whose body was covered with a small blue tarpaulin (see pictures below) which left his feet and part of his right leg exposed until a judge arrived and let undertakers remove him, was named as Victor Trejo.
The shocking incident occurred on Sunday morning around 10.30am local time at a pitch called ‘Amigos del Balon’ - Spanish for ‘Friends of the Ball’ in Tulancingo in the Mexican state of Hidalgo.
The player blamed for the ref’s death was representing a Sunday league side called Canarios-Roja Gomez.
He reportedly lost his temper after being red-carded for protesting a foul, and is still believed to be on the run.
|Body of dead referee|