Fun article from the Daily Mail UK. Scientists have decoded a gladiator's gravestone, and the gladiator's family blames his death on ... you guessed it ... the refs! Stupid zebes have been a pain in athletes' collective asses for millenia, it seems.
Gladiator refs were known as "suma ridis." Check out this excerpt from the article:
Written from the gladiator's own perspective, it reads: 'After breaking my opponent Demetrius, I did not kill him immediately. Fate and the cunning treachery of the summa rudis killed me.'