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Player killed, referee dismembered at soccer match in Brazil


Beheaded: 20-year-old soccer referee Jordan Silva was quartered and beheaded after fatally stabbing a player during a match June 30. (Photo: Facebook)

(CNN) — The argument started over a red card. It escalated when the referee fatally stabbed the player.

It ended when the player’s enraged family members stoned the referee to death and dismembered his body.

Even for soccer, where violent outbreaks are all-too-common, what happened last week in a northern Brazil village was extraordinary.  It happened June 30 in Maranhao, northeastern Brazil.

Referee Jordan Silva called a foul during a soccer match. He showed player Josenir Santo Abreu a red card, the highest penalty, which translates into expulsion from the game.

Abreu, 30, wasn’t going to take it, police said, and confronted the 20-year-old referee.

The altercation grew ugly. Silva pulled a knife, and plunged it into Abreu’s chest, Maranhao state police said in a statement.

While the player was rushed to a hospital, members of his family nabbed the referee and tied him up with the help of fans, CNN affiliate Band News reported. And they tortured him.

The player didn’t make it to the hospital alive, police said. When the news reached his family back at the soccer field, the mob took retribution on Silva.

They stoned him to death.

And they cut his body into pieces.

Local news media said the spectators also decapitated da Silva and stuck his head on a stake in the middle of the field.

Police later identified the suspects, easily. They could be seen clearly in video images of the gory incident recorded with a cell phone.


7 Comments to “Player killed, referee dismembered at soccer match in Brazil”

    Skip said:
    July 7, 2013 at 7:49 PM

    What a bunch of stupid people! How is Brazil going to host the World Cup of Soccer with this kind of violent behavior going on? it's a game people.

    =:D said:
    July 7, 2013 at 8:25 PM

    IDK, this kind of behavior is to be expected when you learn that a referee killed your husband, father, son over some fucking argument about a red card………….

      Jack said:
      July 8, 2013 at 7:57 PM

      Technically, he killed him because the guy attacked him first because he couldn't stand being expelled from the game.

    esco said:
    July 7, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    That's one for the books, sheesh..

    Count Yob said:
    July 8, 2013 at 5:07 PM

    These people are too savage and primitive even to be allowed to play soccer.

      fuckthisguy said:
      July 14, 2013 at 1:24 PM

      Shut the fuck up you fucking prick. You pretentious fucking asshole. Too primitive? Youre a fucking moron

    curvefeverhack said:
    July 9, 2013 at 6:41 AM

    omg i found scene when he was killed.. so brutal: bit . ly / brutalkillscene (delete spaces)

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