Gruesome Brazilian Match Ends In Referee Fatally Stabbing Player, Fans Retaliate By Beheading Ref And Putting His Head On A Stake

By Chris Wright


Brazilian football, especially regional and amateur Brazilian football, provides a rich seam of neck-high tackles, referee abuse and manic crowd “participation”, but a recent game in the Maranhao region took the usual madness to a sickening level.

WARNING: As you may have guessed by now, this does not make for pretty reading.

On Sunday afternoon the amateur game between two sides from the city of Pio Xii ended in carnage after the referee (later identified as 20-year-old Otavio Jordao da Silva) fatally stabbed a player (30-year-old Josenir dos Santos Abreu) during an altercation over a refereeing decision.

It’s being reported that Abreu threw a punch at the referee, who retaliated by stabbing him in the stomach with the knife he had been carrying throughout the match. Abreu was rushed to hospital but died from his injuries on the way.

Meanwhile back at pitch, a group of spectators were outraged by the incident and set about lynching referee Otavio, with reports stating he was tied up, beaten, stoned and then – as if couldn’t get any more gruesome –  “quartered”. He was then relieved of his head, which was placed on a stake in the middle of the pitch.

According to Esportes R7, “one man, Luiz Moraes de Souza, 27, has been arrested over the incident. He has admitted to assaulting the referee but denied killing the man. Police are searching for two more suspects….and are currently viewing video footage of the incident filmed by a witness with a mobile phone.”

Rather them than us.

Horrifying. Truly horrifying.

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  1. fouldsy says:

    what the fuck is wrong with Brazilian people?

  2. porcelain sandwich says:

    Jesus Christ, I thought you were describing a video game of some sort, especially when I saw the picture. How the hell can this happen in any country? Let alone the host nation of the World Cup.

  3. s says:

    Its just a game! What the hell?

  4. JoeT says:

    I heard about this yesterday and couldn’t believe it was on no big news sites but the Brazilian Yahoo, I guess they wanted to keep it underwraps with the world cup coming up

  5. HalJ says:

    This a tragedy. I can’t believe this stuff happens.
    I appreciate you reporting the story….I don’t appreciate the classless image. That’s was a human being that was mutilated.

  6. Bagas says:

    I don’t get why this is under the category of ‘FAIL’, it should be under ‘FUCKING AWFUL’ or ‘READ AND LOSE ALL FAITH IN HUMANITY’

  7. adhikapp says:

    this is the worst, most horrifying news i have – and probably – will ever witness in football. would appreciate pies to update on this story whether or not the killers have been caught or not.

  8. Nae says:

    With things like this going on, makes me think that humanity should probably just go extinct sooner than later.

  9. El ZoRRo says:

    What do you expect? Soccer is the national religion of Brazil- this is just another incident in a new kind of jihad.

  10. WGreene says:

    In all the confusion, the ball was lost…so they resumed the game using the ref’s head.

  11. CODENAME47 says:

    holy crap i thought the title of this story was a joke from pies when i was clickin’…utterly shocked that its the shit does these things happen over a game of footy..stabbing,murder,beheading what the bloody fucking fuck man

  12. Maia says:

    I’m from Brazil and this was insane, I couldn’t believe. It’s sad but it was true, some kind of people and this is all over the world are fucking crazy.

  13. Jarren says:

    So the ref carried a knife onto the field then proceeded to stab a player. Call the police, have him arrested and face trial.

    Or… tie him up, beat him, QUARTER him then BEHEAD him?

    That would be some crazy shit for the 18th century, let alone the 21st.

  14. deb says:

    This is Bullshit. No outside sources here. I looked it up. It’s all Bullshit. how many of you people are believe this??. Ha ha ha. U so dumb.

    • Mojo Mama says:

      It’s all over every major news source. I’m pretty sure did some verification before they posted this.

  15. Maybe it is time to end this game or call it Darwin’s law. Let them wipe each other out so they cannot breed.

  16. mark says:

    what the fuck did I just read!?

  17. lordrt says:

    Think the best idea would be to let Brazil win the WC 2014, else many players/managers could be beheaded and their heads used to play football instead.

  18. casey says:

    And I thought Millwall was a tough away day. Jesus titwanking Christ.

  19. the69ersfc says:

    I read this morning that the incident actually took place a couple of weeks ago but has only just been reported.

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