Football

Lewis Holtby takes out referee Howard Webb

If you've ever wanted to a referee get wiped out by a player, the time has now come.

World Cup referee Howard Webb was on receiving end of strong sliding tackle by Lewis Holtby, after the official had taken the ball off the Spurs star and started to pass if around.

Both were involved in Ledley King's testimonial, with Webb refereeing and Holtby, were had just spent the season on loan at Fulham, playing in the Spurs XI.

Webb took the ball off Holtby before passing to another player.

When he received the ball back off his new 'team-mate', Holtby was quickly behind him, producing a cynical sliding tackle to send Webb flying.

The 42-year-old soon got up and pushed Holtby in a joking fashion, despite Steffen Freund attempting to stop him, before the German took a dive to the floor.

The match was contested between two separate Spurs XI's, one for each half, against a squad of Ledley King's guests.

Former Spurs captain King scored from the spot as his Guest XI won 6-3 against Spurs.

After the game, King took to the pitch and said: "Words can't sum up how I feel right now.

"Tonight is a night I will never forget. It has been an incredibly special night for me."

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Ledley King
Tottenham Hotspur
Football
Premier League

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