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A Brazilian referee is on the run after fatally stabbing a player during a match in Barriera, northeast Brazil on Sunday.


According to Marca, local referee Gregorio Edio Francisco Chaves, 26, attacked Jose Ramos da Silva during a dispute over a foul. Police reports say Chaves stabbed da Silva in the chest before turning on the 28-year-old's brother, knifing him in the back multiple times.

Despite being treated by doctors, da Silva died at the scene. His brother, Francisco Chagas da Silva is currently recovering from his injuries.

This post, written by Richard Gilzene, is republished with permission from The Spoiler. Go there often if you like soccer stuff.

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