The world’s most popular sport may also be its deadliest…
Things get a little crazy in the world of soccer. And I’m not talking about Kobe unfollowing Dwight Howard on Twitter crazy: I’m talkin’ about a soccer referee pulling out a knife and shanking a player, crazy. Yeah. Oh that happened, by the way and before the police could even arrest the ref, the soccer player’s people came out like some goons in the back of the club and … well, chopped off the ref’s head. The soccer player died on the way to the hospital, but the ref never made it off the field. Have a nice day everyone!
via USA Today:
SAO PAULO (AP) — Police say enraged spectators invaded a football field, stoned the referee to death and quartered his body after he stabbed a player to death.
The Public Safety Department of the state of Maranhao says in a statement that it all started when referee Otavio da Silva expelled player Josenir Abreu from a game last weekend. The two got into a fist fight, then Silva took out a knife and stabbed Abreu, who died on his way to the hospital. The statement issued this week says Abreu’s friends and relatives immediately “rushed into the field, stoned the referee to death and quartered his body.”