Brazilian referee butchered by fans after killing player

July 5th, 2013

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Octavio da Silva Catanhede Jordan was killed by a violent mob last week (Photo: FOXSports.com).

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.”

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    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!
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    This is ridiculously barbaric! Are we resorting back to primal times???
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    So yeah, move the World Cup to the US please!
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    Well this is just sad…… SMFHH
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    This is completely horrendous. Something like this should never ever ever happen in the beautiful game of futbol. This...
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    Fuck that’s crazy!!
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    wowz
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