Outstanding football referee shot

International football assistant referee Thanom Borikut was shot and seriously wounded while he was on the way to the Sports Authority of Thailand on Ramkhamhaeng road.

He was immediately rushed to nearby Ramkhamhaeng hospital by  a guard.

He went to the SAT to have a physical test prior to decide  for Thai Premier League games.

By late today  doctors said that he was out of danger but still has to remain in hospital for treatment of shot wounds  on his body and leg.

It was still unknown if what is the cause of the shooting.

But according to Hua Mark police, witnesses saw two men riding in a motorcycle and the pillion rider fired four shots at Thanom, only two hit him.

Thanom was a former Lopburi-based Special Warfare Center soldier but resigned to take up the football referee profession. He spent two years to upgrade himself from 3rd grade referee to second grade and to international level in 2002 when he named an assistant referee to FIFA competition.

He was recently appointed to be the only Thai referee to decide in the final round of the World Football matches in South Africa.