Soccer ref decapitated after stabbing player in Brazil


One man has been arrested so far regarding an incident that happened last Sunday in Brazil. Angry spectators stormed onto a football field in the Maranhao region of northeastern Brazil and murdered referee Otavio da Silva. The murder comes after Silva stabbed one of the athletes.

Thirty-year-old Josenir dos Santos Abreu approached the referee, 20-year-old  Silva 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.

Then friends and family of the Abreu went onto the field and reportedly beat him, stoned him, lynched him, and then quartered him. The fans then beheaded Silva and placed his head on a stake in the middle of the field.

Luis Moraes Souza,27, is the one suspect that has been arrested for the crime, and authorities are searching for two more.

Valter Costa, the chief of police in Maranhão’s town of Santa Ines, spoke in a statement. “Reports of witnesses have indicated some people that were in place at the time of the fact,” he said. “We will identify and hold accountable all those involved. A crime will never justify another. Actions like this do not collaborate with the legality of a state law.”

H/T: Daily Mail