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Brazilian referee reportedly butchered, decapitated after killing player

blog.foxsoccer.com Published: July 5, 2013
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An amateur soccer match turned outright barbaric, leading to the deaths of a match referee and player in northeastern Brazil, according to Fox Sports.



According to multiple reports from Maranhão, match referee Octavio da Silva Catanhede Jordan allegedly stabbed Josenir dos Santos Abreu to death after an argument with the player during a game on June 30.

The 20-year-old referee reportedly had a knife with him at the match and attacked Santos Abreu. The 31-year-old footballer was pronounced dead on arrival by a local hospital.

What subsequently happened was more appalling.

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