Ex-Pro Soccer Player Punches Referee In Face During Match In Chambersburg: Police

A former professional soccer player punched a referee in the face during a soccer match in Chambersburg on August 14, 2022, police say.

Emmanuel Guilavogui Smith

Emmanuel Guilavogui Smith

Photo Credit: Facebook/Emmanuel Guilavogui-Smith

Chambersburg police were called to the assault at the Nitterhouse Soccer Complex on West Washington Street just before 3 p.m.  

"Multiple witnesses and the victim identified Emmanuel Guilavogui-Smith as the person who had just punched a referee in the face during the course of a soccer game," police say.

Guilavogui-Smith, 27, of Concord, New Hampshire was charged for the assault.

He played for the tier two league Seacoast United Phantoms for the 2015-16 season, according to the National Premier Soccer League website. 

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