Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Red or Yellow Card? No it's a pistol!

When things started to go wrong during a Brazilian amateur football game, the referee took drastic action. Reach for a card? No. He went for his gun.
Players and staff of the Amantes da Bola and Brumahdinho teams brawled, with referee Gabriel Murta getting kicked and slapped during the melee. So instead of reaching into his shirt for the card, he went back to the changing room for his firearm.
Video footage emerged of the referee brandishing a handgun at players before being led away by other match officials.
No arrests were made, but according to Globo newspaper the referee was to be given a psychological evaluation.