A Brazilian footballer has been charged with attempted execute after kicking a referee within the head during a 2d division game, knocking him unconscious, authorities acknowledged.
William Ribeiro kicked referee Rodrigo Crivellaro twice during Monday’s match between Sao Paulo de Rio Grande and hosts Guarani de Venancio Aires, the 2d time when the official lay on the bottom.
The incident took build after Crivellaro didn’t give Ribeiro’s Sao Paulo group a free-kick.
The match became once suspended and Crivellaro became once taken to an arena scientific institution after being knocked unconscious. Ribeiro became once arrested on the stadium and charged with attempted execute.
Crivellaro became once launched from the scientific institution Tuesday morning. The referee told journalists he is but to peep photographs of the incident.
Local police investigator Vinicius Assuno told journalists that a think will think whether or no longer Ribeiro will dwell in custody throughout the investigation or be launched on bail.
“His attack became once very catch and violent, kicking the referee within the head and making him whisk out,” Assuno acknowledged. “The referee had no chance of defending himself.”
The suspended match shall be resumed next week on Tuesday. Sport Membership Sao Paulo launched an announcement, regretting “one in every of the saddest episodes in their history” and that the player’s contract with the membership became once terminated.
The incident took build on the day that Sao Paulo became once celebrating their 123rd anniversary.