A 21-year-old junior hockey player in Quebec allegedly spit in a referee's FACE during a game last Sunday and that's what landed him in handcuffs.

You can see the hockey player and the referee get into an altercation on the ice and as things get heated between the two, police step-in.

The hockey player was put into handcuffs, while on the ice, but later released by police. The ref the young man allegedly spat on decided not to press charges.

I've been watching sports for the majority of my life and I have never seen an athlete get "arrested" while on the field, court, or ice. Wow.