Referee Otavio Jordao da Silva, 20, fatally stabbed footballer Josenir dos Santos Abreu, according to local reports, which happened on Sunday 30 June in Maranhao, Brazil.
Dos Santos Abreu is said to have struck the referee after questioning a decision. In retaliation, Jordao da Silva fatally stabbed the player. It is believed the referee was carrying a knife throughout the match.
Santos Abreu was taken to hospital but died of his injuries en route.
Soon after the fatal attack, a furious crowd of spectators turned their wrath on the referee. He was tied up, beaten, stoned and quartered.
The baying mob then proceeded to put Jordao da Silva's head on a stake and placed it in the middle of the football pitch.
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Brazilian soccer referee murders player and is beheaded by fans
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