Brazil’s image problem for the Olympics: Violence. Latest: Football referee stabs player to death, fans behead referee

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Brazil is hosting the 2014 World Cup and the Olympics in 2016, but so far all the world has seen is video of massive protests and shootouts between paramilitary police and drug gangs. With this latest horrific incident of a double murder at an amateur football match, Olympic and World Cup personnel must be wondering what they have got themselves into.

Let’s skip the Olympics and World Cup and spend a nice quiet vacation in Barbados instead, shall we dear?

South American Football – Referee beheaded by fans for killing player

There were absolutely horrific scenes at an amateur football match in Brazil when spectators lynched a referee and put his head on a stake after he had killed a player.

The barely believable incident happened in Maranhao, Brazil, last Sunday.

According to reports in Brazil, referee Otavio Jordao da Silva (20) fatally stabbed footballer Josenir dos Santos Abreu (30) during a heated moment of a match. Santos Abreu is believed to have argued and then struck the referee after being unhappy with a decision.
It is believed the referee was carrying a knife throughout the match and fatally stabbed the player in retaliation.

Santos Abreu was rushed to hospital but died from injuries on the way. Outraged by the incident, some spectators then apparently decided to inflict a gruesome revenge on the referee.

… read the rest of the story at Yahoo: South American Football – Referee beheaded by fans for killing player

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6 responses to “Brazil’s image problem for the Olympics: Violence. Latest: Football referee stabs player to death, fans behead referee

  1. Pingback: Brazil’s image problem for the Olympics: Violence. Latest: Football referee stabs player to death, fans behead referee | Barbados Blog !

  2. PLANTATION DEEDS FROM 1926-2013 AND SEE MASSIVE FRAUD ,LAND TAX BILLS AND NO DEEDS

    You Know we not going there , less law and order than Bds.
    The women look nice , but the men a just cant behave

  3. Sith

    What is to be expected from a country where about 90% of the wealth is held by 10% of the population, where the “social contract” with the population calls for a wage of about $290 US a month, where 45% of homes do not have sanitary systems, where education and hospital systems are inadequate. There is no adequate law and order in Brasil. Only about 10% of homicides come to court. Barbados has a much better record in all areas than Brasil does.

  4. Rastaman

    @SITH: But we getting there fast.

  5. Aureo

    from the comments I can see that there is a lot of ignorance about the protests that recently occurred in Brazil. And you guys pick a story that happened in Brazilian far-west countryside and believe that all of Brazil is like that… as if there were no rapes in Barbados, no burning of houses, stabbing – of a cook, as it recently happened – etc. You can find idiots all over the world, but that is not how a whole country is like… down with your own lack of knowledge on Brazil!

  6. exbrazilian

    @Aureo ..
    What exactly were the protests about?

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