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So, soccer is boring, eh?

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/07/07/world/americas/brazil-soccer-dismemberment/index.html

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(CNN) -- The argument started over a red card.

It escalated when the referee fatally stabbed the player.

It ended when the player's enraged family members stoned the referee to death and dismembered his body.

Even for soccer, where violent outbreaks are all-too-common, what happened last week in a northern Brazil village was extraordinary.

Referee Jordan Silva called a foul during a soccer match. He showed player Josenir Santo Abreu a red card, the highest penalty, which translates into expulsion from the game.

Referees under siege, attacked by violence

Abreu, 30, wasn't going to take it, police said, and confronted the referee, who was 10 years younger.

The altercation grew ugly. Silva pulled a knife, and plunged it into Abreu's chest, Maranhao state police said in a statement.

While the player was rushed to a hospital, members of his family nabbed the referee and tied him up with the help of fans, CNN affiliate Band News reported. And they tortured him.

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Re: Player stabbed, referee dismembered over soccer quarrel in Brazil
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2013, 01:22:59 PM »
I think I read someplace they put the referees head on a stake.   


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Re: Player stabbed, referee dismembered over soccer quarrel in Brazil
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2013, 01:26:24 PM »
The National Football League: at least our felons don't kill the referees.
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Re: Player stabbed, referee dismembered over soccer quarrel in Brazil
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2013, 01:32:07 PM »
The National Football League: at least our felons don't kill the referees.
  yet!


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Re: Player stabbed, referee dismembered over soccer quarrel in Brazil
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2013, 06:19:45 PM »
There you go.  :whistle:
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