A young female footballer who was reportedly given warnings by an umpire during a match over the weekend south of Perth retaliated by punching an umpire in the stomach, according to a witness.
The incident happened on Friday after a girls metro match between the Mandurah Mustangs and the Warnbro Swans, a month after the WA Football Commission issued two life bans following an ugly on-field incident at a another junior football match in Perth.
It's understood a Mandurah player was involved in the incident, with an anonymous spectator claiming parents became "fired up" and "shouted obscenities" at the umpire after the match.
"The umpire is apparently one of the best and now he's considering giving it up all together," the witness said.
"It's pretty sad, he's pretty young."
The West Australian Football Commission is aware of the incident and is investigating, with the girl due to front the tribunal on Thursday evening.
Mandurah Mustangs refused to comment.
The Peel District competition, which is involved in umpire inquiries, has been contacted.
The incident came just days before an amateur football match in Balga descended into violence, with an ugly brawl forcing the game to be abandoned in the fourth quarter.
Back in May a 46-year-old woman from Camillo accused of attacking a teenage umpire at a local football match in Thornlie was charged with assault.