Police arrest man for decapitating referee who murdered footballer he’d sent off
WHEN football referee Otavio Silva Cantanhede Jordan, 20 (seen above), red-carded Josenir Abre (below right), that wasn’t the end of it. Silva took out a knife and stabbed Abreu to death.
Fans watching the amateur match in Brazil invaded the pitch, stoned Silva to death, quartered him and as a final act that redefines headers, decapitated him. The fans then stuck Silva’s head on a stake in the middle of the pitch.
Walter Costa, police chief of Santa Ines in Maranhão says:
“Reports of witnesses have indicated some people that were in place at the time of the fact. We will identify and hold accountable all those involved. A crime will never justify another. Actions like this do not collaborate with the legality of a state law.”
Police have arrested Luis Moraes Souza (below left).