From the league that brought you the referee chokehold/tap-out – the Swedish Elite League – comes another noteworthy officiating clip.

When referee #27 goes down with a shoulder injury after a hit along the boards in the third period of a game between Örebro and Skellefteå, his hopeful replacement takes a moment to warm up:

If only they’d have let him take the ice, red pants and all…

(Stick-tap to /r/hockey and /u/DidTheKid)