Skip to comments.Brazilian mob decapitates soccer referee after he stabs player
Posted on 07/07/2013 7:00:01 AM PDT by Dartman
SAO PAULO - One man has been arrested in northern Brazil after a referee who fatally stabbed an amateur player over his refusal to leave the field was decapitated by a mob, police said on Saturday.
Referee Octavio da Silva, 20, stabbed player Josenir dos Santos, 30, on June 30 after dos Santos refused to heed his order to leave, police spokesman Kena Souza told Reuters.
A mob then turned on da Silva, killing him before severing his head in the remote town of Pio XII, named after a former pope. A 27-year-old man was arrested on July 2 and police in the regional headquarters of Santa Ines will continue to investigate the incident, Souza said.
Brazil has made significant strides in lowering homicide rates in recent years, as millions were lifted from poverty, but it faces mounting pressures to show it is a safe place for tourists before 12 Brazilian cities host the 2014 soccer World Cup and Rio de Janeiro the Olympic Games in 2016.
In Rio de Janeiro on the day of the brawl, Brazil's national team handily defeated Spain in the Confederations Cup, considered a test run for next year's much bigger championship. The eight-team tournament was marked by an unexpected wave of demonstrations, some violent, in part to protest the $14 billion being spent on World Cup preparations amid a lack of adequate public services.
It's the Brasilian way...
And I always thought soccer was a pu**y sport.
Islam is everywhere dontchaknow. But all I want to know is if there is a video of the Brazil/Spain game! That would be some match.
Ut med dommer’n!
And I thought some of our football fans were over the top.
Brazil — location of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Summer Games. Wunnerful.
forgot to mention they put his head on a spike afterward. Medieval, pure medieval
“say, Alberto, isn’t that the refs head on that stick?”
I suspect that soon their will be some job openings for referees.
It was amateur league. Maybe they only had one ball and it deflated.
The ref is responsible for keeping play going.
From playing futbol to playing head games. So the ref stabs a player and the crowd decapitates him. Just what we don’t need in the USA—more dreck 3rd world immigrants but if we could trade off all of our leftists, godless, sexual perverts one for one with a passionate Brazilian that’s a deal worth doing.
Okay, yellow cards all around. And we’re not kidding.