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The ultimate red card! Hook soccer game ends in gunfire

A man was shot in the behind when a friendly soccer match turned ugly in Red Hook Park on Sunday afternoon.

Police say that the 18-year-old soccer player was shot in the buttocks at around 3:45 pm after a dispute that apparently began on the field and spilled out to the sidelines.

The shooting victim was taken to Lutheran Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Guillermo Garcia, who was playing soccer in the park — which is located at the corner of Bay and Hicks Streets — told the Daily News that panic erupted after the shots were fired.

“First there was a sound — bam, bam, bam!” he said. “Then everyone was screaming and everyone started shouting.”

It’s certainly not the first time that heated battle on the Red Hook Park fields has gone beyond mere unsportsmanlike conduct.

In May, a 33-year-old man pummeled a 21-year-old soccer player with a metal baseball bat.

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