Sao Paulo, Brazil (CNN/WSYR-TV) -- A soccer referee fatally stabbed a player and in retaliation, the player's family later stoned and dismembered the referee.
The argument reportedly started over a red card. Referee Jordan Silva called a foul during a soccer match. He showed player Josenir Santo Abreu a red card, the highest penalty, which translates into expulsion from the game.
Police said Abreu, 30, wasn't going to take it and confronted the referee, who was 10 years younger.
Maranhao state police said that's when Silva pulled a knife, and stabbed Abreu.
While the player was rushed to a hospital, members of his family nabbed the referee and tied him up with the help of fans, CNN affiliate Band News reported. And they tortured him.
Police said the player didn't make it to the hospital alive. When the news reached his family back at the soccer field, the mob took retribution on Silva.
They stoned him to death.
And they cut his body into pieces.
Police later identified the suspects, easily.
They could be seen clearly in video images of the gory incident recorded with a cell phone.