Talk about a red card.
Brazilian soccer player William Ribeiro has been charged with attempted murder after he violently kicked a referee in the head during São Paulo de Rio Grande’s match vs. Guarani de Venancio Airese on Monday.
It appeared he knocked the referee out cold after not getting a call..
See the violent kick below:
William Ribeiro, jogador do São Paulo de Rio Grande foi autuado por tentativa de homicídio após agredir covardemente o árbitro Rodrigo Crivellaro.
Torço, e espero que ele seja severamente punido, e que nunca mais pise num campo se futebol. pic.twitter.com/Y6W41QSVfd
— Benjamin Back (@benjaminback) October 5, 2021
Ribeiro was arrested and taken into custody following the match.
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The ref was knocked down, and then intentionally kicked in the head by a guy who trains to kick balls 12 hours a day for his entire life.
So was he trying to kill him?
Hard to say, but he was definitely trying to hurt him…