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Violence broke out in a Campeonato Amazonense match between Iranduba and Sao Raimundo-AM in Brazil. Globo reports that Iranduba’s Derlan made an insulting gesture to the referee after he was given a yellow card.
The fourth official alerts the referee and out comes the red card for Derlan. This incenses the player into a rage and he snaps.
Check out the video below where Derlan turns violent against the referee, Joao Batista Cunha Brito.
The fourth official and Iranduba teammates intervene to break up the fracas. The police ended up arresting Derlan for assault.
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Source: Dirty Tackle
In the first half of the match between Caxias and Novo Hamburgo, referee Jean Pierre de Lima disallowed a goal by Paulinho Macaiba of Novo Hamburgo. After talking to the assistant referee, the decision was reversed and the goal was allowed. This caused a fracas on the pitch.
The Caxias bench emptied onto the field to protest the goal. Military police attempted to restore order when a German Shepard police dog bit Caxias striker Vanderlei on the back of his leg. Vanderlei went down and required treatment, delaying the game 10 minutes.
Vanderlei eventually returned to his feet and the game resumed. Novo Hamburgo won the match, 1-0.
Check out the video, below:
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