A Brazilian footballer was arrested and sacked by his membership after kicking a referee in the head throughout a second-division recreation, knocking him unconscious, authorities stated.
Sport Club Sao Paulo’s William Ribeiro attacked the referee after he awarded a foul towards the participant throughout their away match at Guarani on Monday.
Ribeiro kicked referee Rodrigo Crivellaro twice, the second time when the official lay on the bottom.
The match was suspended and Crivellaro was taken to a neighborhood hospital, whereas Ribeiro was arrested on the stadium however later launched on bail.
Crivellaro was launched from the hospital on Tuesday morning and informed journalists he’s but to see footage of the incident.
“His attack was very strong and violent, kicking the referee in the head and making him pass out,” native police investigator Vinicius Assuncao informed journalists. “The referee had no chance of defending himself.”
The assault happened on Sport Club Sao Paulo’s 113th anniversary.
The membership known as the incident “one of the saddest in its history” and stated it had summarily fired Ribeiro and was analyzing what additional motion it would take.
The small membership from Rio Grande, a metropolis of round 200,000 individuals roughly 200 miles south of the state capital Porto Alegre, play in the second division of the Rio Grande do Sul state championship.
Monday’s match was halted and restarted a day later with Guarani profitable 1-0, the state soccer federation stated.