Lima Peru escort
Ramon Blanco required a police escort from Allianza Lima's arena
Four purple cards, a supervisor sent off, riot shields in the pitch and an authorities escort from the floor - it absolutely was a quiet final five minutes on Sunday for Peruvian referee Ramon Blanco.
In the 86th moment of Alianza Lima's conflict with genuine Garcilaso, the 36-year-old might have thought he could start winding down for mid-day until, suddenly, chaos smashed aside.Peru paper Depor led with a headline reading 'Red Alert'
Like a cloth to a bull, the sight of red left Allianza people - trailing 1-0 - desiring more and more punishment plus in Blanco, they discovered a person happy to dish it out.
Red cards for a Gabriel Costa hack in midfield and manager Guillermo Sanguinetti's protests, two even more as a shoulder and vicious kick saw Marcos Miers and Pablo Miquez strike the baths, before Christian Cueva saw purple for trying to end Blanco from reaching for a card.
Not the picture of riot authorities wanting to deal with the chaos on pitch could fluster Blanco during his five-minute red-card bonanza.
Peru's Association of expert Referees said Blanco was "correct" and congratulated him on a "very good task" on Twitter.
Which was a view most likely not shared by all while he had been escorted through a scrum of news, with a vacant look on their face, and into a car driven away flanked by authorities vehicles with lights blinking.
There is nothing like a quiet Sunday. For what its well worth, Garcilaso held onto win 1-0 and lead Peru's top flight.