Referee Is Beheaded In Brazilian Soccer Match After He Stabbed A Player To Death.

Image of referee who was killed.

Image of referee who was killed.

Via Deadspin: “Last Sunday, an amateur soccer match in Brazil came to an unbelievably gruesome end when a referee was murdered by outraged fans. His head was then cut off and placed on a spike. The beheading was retaliation; the ref initially stabbed a player to death.  It happened in the Maranhão region of northeastern Brazil. Thirty-year-old Josenir dos Santos Abreu approached the referee, 20-year-old Otávio Jordão da Silva (pictured above) during a match to argue a call. Abreu reportedly threw a punch at da Silva, who then took out a knife he was carrying with him during the match, and stabbed the player. Abreu died of his wounds en route to the hospital.  Meanwhile, the player’s friends and family invaded the pitch and attacked da Silva. They reportedly tied up the referee, beat him, stoned him, lynched him, and then quartered him. When they finished, they cut off his head and placed it on a stake in the center of the field.”

So yeah, that happened.  Guess the next time I yell at a referee and he gives me a yellow card, I should just take it and move on.  I mean it’s better than being stabbed to death by the referee.  Also, any time I’m worried about some of the crazy shit I see from day to day, I need to remember that in some countries, in places tucked away from civilization, even crazier shit is happening.  I mean straight up ludicrous acts happening at a soccer game.  Two people died from this soccer match and a bunch of people are going to end up in jail because of a call a referee made.

P.S.  Next time you’re pissed because a fan is being obnoxious at a game you’re attending, just be thankful that they are more than likely not going to run onto the field and behead someone.  Just sayin’.

P.P.S. There’s supposedly video of the decapitated body being “put back together.”  It’s incredibly graphic so don’t watch it during lunch.  Watch here.