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Soccer Referee Loses His Head

This is from the Fox Soccer blog:

An amateur soccer match turned barbaric, leading to the deaths of a match referee and player in northeastern Brazil.

The Public Safety Department of the state of Maranhao said in a statement that it started when referee Otavio da Silva expelled player Josenir Abreu from a game last weekend. The two got into a fist fight, then Silva took out a knife and stabbed Abreu, who died on his way to the hospital.

After witnessing the attack, fans invaded the field to attack the referee, who was stoned to death and quartered. Local news media are also reporting that the spectators decapitated Silva and stuck his head on a stake in the middle of the field.

In an official statement, Valter Costa, police chief of Santa Ines in Maranhão, confirmed the ongoing investigation and assured the public that suspects were being questioned.

“Reports of witnesses have indicated some people that were in place at the time of the fact. We will identify and hold accountable all those involved. A crime will never justify another. Actions like this do not collaborate with the legality of a state law.”

  • I want to change the world

    How cruel is this. How can someone even have the humanity to do that to someone else. This is terrible. Both parties should be held responsible. The referee for stabbing the player and the spectators that allowed this to happen. This should not be happening. This should not be allowed. It’s just horrible. I have no words. Us, hum as are becoming worse than the most vivacious animals on earth. That is not a good sign. I hate what is happening to the world. I don’t have enough words to describe this. The fact that people video recorded is instead of doing something to stop this inhumane act. I am not saying that the ref should not have seen this coming, but he didn’t deserve that much. This just isn’t something that should be just news anymore. After this I do not think brazil should host the Olympics. Idc that one act does not define a country but brazil has over 40,000 homicides a year. It is not a safe place for anyone, especially visitors.