OT: Insane soccer story out of Brazil

Submitted by maizenblueCW2 on July 10th, 2013 at 3:38 PM

Rural Brazil, God Damn. Ref ejects soccer player, player tackles ref, ref stabs and kills player, player's family dismembers, beheads, and puts ref's head on a spike. WTF.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/soccer/news/20130708/brazil-soccer-referee-killed-beheaded-arrest.ap/

 

*Pictures and videos available on Buzzfead and Liveleak. But yeah, didn't feel confortable posting here. 

Comments

ken725

July 10th, 2013 at 4:02 PM ^

These were the weapons confiscated by the police before a Copa Italia match ealier this year.

Going to a European soccer match is a bucket list type of thing for me.  I guess I better be wise about which league I want to watch.

Mgodiscgolfer

July 10th, 2013 at 4:05 PM ^

Did he actually fear for his life refereeing this game? Time for a new occupation, oops he was killed time for a Funeral, er wait his head is on a pike and his arms and legs are sawed off....WTF?

1464

July 10th, 2013 at 4:06 PM ^

I just want to hear the excuse of the guy who brought the sickle and the pike to a friendly neighborhood futbol match. 

"Honestly, officer... no premeditation here..."

jsquigg

July 10th, 2013 at 4:17 PM ^

It's always interesting how people say that horrible things don't happen in their town and that the perps were from a different town.  Reminds me of every Dateline murder episode with all the elderly shocked that "something like this could happen in our town."  Well apparently it does and it did.....

Blue in Yarmouth

July 11th, 2013 at 8:45 AM ^

It isn't too much of a shock that there was violence at a soccer match, but this level of violence is pretty crazy. Most times it is beatings and some people may die in the riots, but this is just ridiculous. Roping a guys arms and legs, cutting off his arms, legs and head and then sticking his head on a spike at the center of the pitch? That's insane. Not to mention that it all started because a player pushed the ref down, who then got up and stabbed the player.

This is the craziest soccer related story about violence I have seen, and there have been plenty to choose from.

Bloodoo

July 10th, 2013 at 4:40 PM ^

Souza’s brother Francisco then used a sickle to cutting 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.

Let's just hope.

JHendo

July 10th, 2013 at 4:54 PM ^

The drugs part doesn't concern me as much as the fact the he was carrying around a sickle at a soccer game.  Unless he was the team's mascot and their nickname was the "Grim Reapers" or the "Old School Farmers," I think the whole bringing sharp farm implements to an event where passions run high is probably where things took a turn south here.

Don

July 10th, 2013 at 5:30 PM ^

of the world's soccer fans are semi-civilized sociopaths who are just itching for the slightest reason to engage in bloody idiot savagery over which team is better at kicking a ball around. Religious wars make more sense to me.