LaLiga official left covered in blood and carried off on stretcher after being hit by a CAMERA

A LALIGA match official was left covered in blood after being hit by a camera.

Assistant referee Guadalupe Porras was left bloodied and on the floor during the Spanish league match between Real Betis and Athletic Bilbao.

LaLiga assistant referee Guadalupe Porras received treatment


LaLiga assistant referee Guadalupe Porras received treatmentCredit: EPA

Betis’ medical staff rushed over to help Porras after Chimy Avila’s goal in the 13th minute was confirmed following a VAR check, causing play to stop.

Porras was then moved to an ambulance after being placed on a stretcher.

Initially, it was unclear what had caused the incident.

But according to Relevo, Porras was left bloodied after colliding with a close-up camera operator from Dazn which was filming the celebrations for the opener.

The official was replaced on the touchline by the fourth official Holgueras Castellanos following a lengthy delay.

Porras was applauded off the pitch by the crowd in the Benito Villamarin as she her condition appeared to improve.

LaLiga referee veteran Eduardo Iturralde Gonzalez urged league president Javier Tebas to have a word with the camera operators.

He told Cadena SER: “Message to Javier Tebas the camera goes where it shouldn’t go.


“Please let them work, the assistant referee is as professional as a player.”

It was not the only time Betis’ medics were called into action, with Nabil Fekir also left in a bloody state in the 31st minute.

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However, the 30-year-old was able to carry on with cotton wool placed in his nose.

Betis went on the win the game 3-1, with Bilbao’s Nico Williams being sent off after receiving two yellow cards in 12 SECONDS.

You can watch the video of it above.

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