Referee Reportedly Pulls Out a Gun on a Player in the Middle of a Game

A referee reportedly pulled out a gun on a player during an amateur soccer match in Brazil after allegedly being kicked and punched by the man.

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According to The Guardian, referee Gabriel Murta is also a police officer and is reportedly set for psychological assessment before potentially having his ability to oversee matches revoked.

According to reports, a linesman persuaded Murta to not use the gun.

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This isn’t the first instance this year where the beautiful game has turned ugly.

This past summer during an amateur game in Russia, a ref pulled out a stun gun to keep unruly players at bay. The official ended up getting knocked out by a player anyway.

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