Referee’s job is very tough and he has to control the game no matter what happens. But to do that, to what extent he can go?
A referee in an amateur game in Brumadinho, in Brazil’s southeast, took out a gun to control a game.
Yes, you heard it right! A referee took out a gun to take control of a match.
His name is Gabriel Murta, who is a policeman in his regular day-job, was reportedly kicked and punched by a player from Amantes da Bola, one of the teams involved.
But the referee, rather than booking the player, had another reply in his mind as he took out a gun from his pocket and it looked that he was actually going to fire it.
Thanks to a very brave linesman, the opponent player got saved.
Giuliano Bozzano, who holds positions with both the Minas Gerais Football Federation and the National Association of Football Referees, says that Murta will attend a meeting along with a psychologist today.
According to Yahoo Sports, ” ‘On the basis of that conversation and his account of events and the results of the psychological assessment I’ll decide what if any measures to take.”
” ‘What’s happened is obviously not a common occurrence and I don’t want to rush into anything.”
” ‘At the moment it happened he’s opted for getting his gun because in his view it was a question of controlling a situation.’ “
The incident in Minas Gerais comes two years after a Brazilian referee stabbed and killed a player he had ejected from an amateur game. The referee was then killed by angry fans in the crowd. The killings happened in the northeast state of Maranhão, west of Recife.
Here is a video of that incident: