Arnold Hunter who took charge of a crunch Europa league qualifying match between Universitatea Craiova and Budapest Honved was left injured after an object struck him in the closing stages of extra-time.
The incident occured after a fracas ensued between both sides.
With the score goalless, a flare was thrown onto the pitch and exploded near Hunter.
Within moments a lighter struck the 40-year-old official’s head, requiring medical treatment and an ambulance to come onto the field.
The match was halted before the remaining minutes were eventually played out and subsequent penalty shoot-out, were played with the fourth official in charge, with Universitatea Craiova winning 3-1 on penalties.