Forty-two-year-old Moises Velazquez of Newark has been charged with abuse of a sports official /assault in the third degree.
Police say Velazquez was on a team that was playing at Rogers Manor Park about 6:45 p.m. Sunday.
Officers say the referee called a penalty on one of Velazquez's teammate for using profanity.
Authorities say Velazquez grabbed the referee by the shoulders and head butted him, striking his nose. The referee refused medical treatment.