When they're not shouting G-O-O-O-O-A-L!!!! in Brazil, they're decapitating their murderous referees. An amateur soccer game in Sao Luis, Maranhao, Brazil, on June 30 turned deadly after a young referee gave a player the red card.
20-year-old Otavio da Silva (pictured above) expelled player Josenir Abreu, 30, from the game last weekend, but the two got into a fist fight over the call. Things only got worse from there. Silva took out a knife and stabbed Abreu, who then died on the way to the hospital. Now, just when you think things couldn't get any worse, they did. A lot worse.
Spectators at the soccer game, including Abreu's family and friends, rushed the field. The angry mob beat and tortured the referee, until they heard of Abreu's death upon arriving at the hospital. That's when they stoned him to death, lynched and quartered his body. (Oh, but it gets even worse!) The mob then decapitated Silva and put his head on a stake in the middle of the soccer field for all to see.
Police have been using videos from spectator cell phones at the game to piece together the events and find those responsible for the brutal beheading. So far one man, 27-year-old Luis Sousa Moraes, has been arrested and two other suspects are being questioned. One video even shows the medical team trying to piece back Silva's body, including his head. The extremely graphic video can be seen here, but we DO NOT advise that you click through.
This takes soccer fanaticism to a whole new level. We'll be watching the World Cup -- taking place next year in Brazil -- from the couch.