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#1 Edited by ISuperGamerI (1972 posts) -

Anyone else hear what happened a couple weeks ago at a football (soccer) match? I hope this doesn't affect the 2014 FIFA World Cup :(

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2013/jul/07/brazilian-referee-decapitated-stabs-player

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#2 Posted by falserelic (5768 posts) -

I remember hearing about the story, it was pretty nasty..

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#3 Edited by Blu3V3nom07 (4468 posts) -

:O

Brazil had riots after they announced the Olympics. : /

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#4 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7097 posts) -

He wasn't just decapitated. His limbs were all severed and his head was put on a stake in the center of the field. An inhuman and shameful act of violence. And from the sounds of it, he stabbed the player when the player got physical, so it sounds like it was self-defense. A tragic event on both sides.

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#5 Edited by ISuperGamerI (1972 posts) -

@mariachimacabre: I read about the ref's head being put on a stake in the center of the field. But I didn't hear about the player being physical, he was just rejecting the idea of getting booted from the game. How did the ref stab him? He just happened to have a knife on him?

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#6 Edited by OurSin_360 (4915 posts) -

What in the fuck??? Was this in the city of god ?

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#7 Posted by mlarrabee (3872 posts) -

That's horrific. So greatly so that I don't think there can really be a discussion about the incident. I think this falls under the "no content of a macabre nature" section of the forum rules.

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#8 Edited by Itwongo (1738 posts) -

That's tragic and fucking disgusting

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#9 Edited by OurSin_360 (4915 posts) -

That's horrific. So greatly so that I don't think there can really be a discussion about the incident. I think this falls under the "no content of a macabre nature" section of the forum rules.

It's not like they have pictures or anything, this is world news how can it not be discussed?

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#10 Posted by Demoskinos (17357 posts) -

Man whaaaaaat they straight up put his head on a like all Conan style? That is fucking nuts. Was this during a game? And where the hell were the police?

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#11 Posted by mlarrabee (3872 posts) -

@oursin_360 said:

@mlarrabee said:

That's horrific. So greatly so that I don't think there can really be a discussion about the incident. I think this falls under the "no content of a macabre nature" section of the forum rules.

It's not like they have pictures or anything, this is world news how can it not be discussed?

Any worthwhile discussion has two sides. I can't imagine anyone here offering anything more than their agreement that it was awful, that those who did it should be brought to justice, and that sports fans should curb their over-enthusiasm.

Right now, to me, it feels like a roadside accident, a grotesque spectacle.

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#12 Posted by Capasso (75 posts) -

I might not be the most well informed brazilian, but I was unaware of that incident. That said, I checked what happened and the reporting is, at the very least, misleading.

The murder happened during an amateur soccer match on the countryside of one of the poorest states of Brazil. Both players and referee were locals. It has absolutely no connection to the world cup, other than it happening during a soccer match.

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#13 Posted by Jimbo (10472 posts) -

It won't affect the World Cup - I don't think it was at a Brazilian league game in the middle of a stadium or anything, just some village match somewhere.

@mlarrabee said:

That's horrific. So greatly so that I don't think there can really be a discussion about the incident. I think this falls under the "no content of a macabre nature" section of the forum rules.

It's not like they have pictures or anything, this is world news how can it not be discussed?

You'd be amazed.

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#14 Posted by Lanechanger (1366 posts) -

Yeah read about this like 2 weeks ago. Ref made a call, player disagreed, fisticuff ensued, then the ref pulled out a switchblade and stabbed the player repeatedly. Then the crowd went wild, and jumped in. At this point I lost the thread. The ref was either stoned to death or quartered to death? Either way, he ended up with both his legs removed from his body and arms were I think pretty jacked but still attached. Head was decapitate and put on a spike Ned Stark style. So... crazy soccer mob stereotype and all that...

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#15 Edited by Pie (7326 posts) -

That happened a while ago dude

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#16 Posted by Lanechanger (1366 posts) -

Oh and this is over an amateur game too

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#17 Posted by Sanity (2158 posts) -

Football is such a loving compassionate sport...

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#18 Posted by ISuperGamerI (1972 posts) -
@capasso said:

I might not be the most well informed brazilian, but I was unaware of that incident. That said, I checked what happened and the reporting is, at the very least, misleading.

The murder happened during an amateur soccer match on the countryside of one of the poorest states of Brazil. Both players and referee were locals. It has absolutely no connection to the world cup, other than it happening during a soccer match.

Oh I know it wasn't a major game or anything like that. But right now, Brazil is having trouble presenting itself as a "safe place" for football fans and tourists, so it may or may not affect the 2014 World Cup in Rio. I should also mention that the player that got stabbed, died on the way to the hospital.

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#19 Posted by CaLe (4759 posts) -

This kind of thing makes English football hooligans look like Mary Poppins.

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#21 Posted by jimmyfenix (3941 posts) -

@cale: i would love to see millwall or west ham fans fly to brazil.

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#22 Edited by SomeDeliCook (2353 posts) -

That's horrific. So greatly so that I don't think there can really be a discussion about the incident. I think this falls under the "no content of a macabre nature" section of the forum rules.

@oursin_360 said:

@mlarrabee said:

That's horrific. So greatly so that I don't think there can really be a discussion about the incident. I think this falls under the "no content of a macabre nature" section of the forum rules.

It's not like they have pictures or anything, this is world news how can it not be discussed?

Any worthwhile discussion has two sides. I can't imagine anyone here offering anything more than their agreement that it was awful, that those who did it should be brought to justice, and that sports fans should curb their over-enthusiasm.

Right now, to me, it feels like a roadside accident, a grotesque spectacle.

So then we shouldn't have talked about the Boston bombings according to that logic.

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#23 Edited by mlarrabee (3872 posts) -

@somedelicook: Yes. I said as much in another post. Accessibility of information is always a good thing, but a few thousand people playing armchair psychiatrist won't do anyone any good.