Brazilian Soccer Referee Beheaded

by Nigel Assam

Horrible: A Brazilian soccer referee was beheaded by spectators after he fatally stabbed a player.

Referee Octavio da Silva had apparently stabbed player Josenir dos Santos during an argument at a game in the Brazilian town of Pio XII. Spectators then stormed the field, attacked and stoned the referee, decapitated him, then planted his severed head on a stick.