Imagine if a soccer match had Game Of Thrones type consequences. A referee stabbed a player to death in Brazil. The dead player's friends, family and we guess some fans responded in kind by beheading the murderous (albeit in self-defense) ref.
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.
We found a pic of the referee after they were done with him (next page). It is NOT for the faint of heart. You have been warned.
What the ref looked like before is on the 3rd page, photos of the suspects on the 4th page. Video—yes, video—of the aftermath on page six (6).
Photo: Porto Coelho Neto