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Soccer referee speaks out after rushing to aid of Adelaide United player amid choking emergency

A soccer referee hailed as a hero for giving potentially vital first aid to an Adelaide United young gun who appeared to be choking on his tongue, has recounted the moments in which he desperately cleared the teenager’s airway.

The alarming on-field incident involving 17-year-old Nestory Irankunda happened late in the Reds’ state league side’s 2-1 win over Campbelltown City in the National Premier League, and immediately prompted panicked scenes.

Irankunda, who also plays for the senior team, was in possession of the ball when he backheeled it to a…

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