Brazilian footballer William Ribeiro charged with attempted murder after knocking out referee Rodrigo Crivellaro

by 24britishtvOct. 6, 2021, 11:40 p.m. 23
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A Brazilian footballer has been charged with attempted murder after kicking a referee in the head following an argument during a second division game.

William Ribeiro was arrested at Guarani de Venâncio Aires’s Estádio Edmundo Feix following their game with São Paulo de Rio Grande on Monday.

Ribeiro can be seen in footage arguing with referee Rodrigo Crivellaro during the game after not being awarded a free kick. The midfielder sent the referee tumbling to the floor with a punch before kicking him in the head, knocking him unconscious.

Concerned players call for medical attention, with an ambulance eventually taking Crivellaro to hospital. The match was suspended and Ribeiro was arrested, charged with attempted murder and had his contract with São Paulo de Rio Grande

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