SAO PAULO: Police say angry spectators invaded a soccer field, stoned and quarter quartered the referee to death after he stabbed a player to death.
The Public Safety Department of the state of Maranhao said the violence started when referee Otavio da Silva expelled player Josenir Abreu from a game. The referee and player got into a fist fight, then Silva took out a knife and stabbed Abreu, who died.
VIOLENCE IN BRAZIL
Abreu's friends and relatives "rushed into the field, stoned the referee to death and quartered his body."
Local news say the spectators decapitated Silva and stuck his head on a stake in the middle of the field.
video of the referee's body is disgusting. i will not post
video of can be seen here: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=8a5_1373133909
Police have arrested one person of interest.
here are some USAToday comments on this bizarre behavior :
Karl Chiang · Top Commenter
- Wow. I thought our version on Football was violent. How tragic and what does it say about us as humans?
Richard Fink · Top Commenter · St. Clair Shores, Michigan
It was a bloody match and someone wanted to get ahead.
Kevin Gipson · Top Commenter · Anderson High School
Boy they really take soccer seriously in South America don't they?
Marcus Taylor · Top Commenter · University of Oklahoma
"Police have arrested one suspect .... The Referee"
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William Travis · Top Commenter
Horest Alers · Top Commenter
They got the Olympics next because Chicago was too dangerous.
Eduardo Gomes de Andrade · Top Commenter · Escuela Normal
I'm Brazilian, and i would like to invite all of you to come here in Brazil to play a soccer game! The World Cup will be awesome here!
Sam Gindy · Top Commenter
Animals maybe. You can't call these pieces of flesh human beings.