In Brasil, Soccer Is Serious Business

Found this on Vox Populi

I am a soccer fan, I like European soccer. I will admit that their sportsmanship is generally lacking, what with the diving and always playing for the foul. I have never seen anything like what happened recently in Brasil, though.

“The match took place June 30 at Pius XII stadium in Maranhao, northeastern Brazil.

The slayings began after the 20-year-old referee, Otavio Jordao da Silva, expelled player Josemir Santos Abreu, 31, from an amateur match in the small town of Centro do Meio, in the northern state of Maranhao.

Angered by the expulsion, Abreu threw Silva to the ground. As he rose, Silva pulled a knife and stabbed Abreu in the chest, Costa said, and the player died on the way to the hospital.

Players and spectators then rushed Silva, tying him up by his arms and legs while Souza hit him over the head with a spike and then broke the bottle on his face. One of the suspects being sought, a man nicknamed ‘Pirolo,’ then took the knife that had been used to stab Abreu and stabbed the referee in the neck, said Costa.

It was not immediately clear why Silva had been carrying the knife in the first place.

Souza’s brother Francisco then used a sickle to cut off Silva’s arms, legs and head, which he placed on a spike in the middle of the field, Costa said. He added that Francisco may have been on drugs at the time.

The mob showed no mercy as they quartered and decapitated the referee and then placed his head on a stake.”

 

 

 

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