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Soccer Coach Punches Referee: Video

Considering Easter is supposed to be a time of peace and friendliness and all that, this weekend was a violent one in sports. First, we had the brawl in Turkey between Galatasaray and Fenerbahce. Then the benches cleared during the Angels/Red Sox game. Next up: this manager in Brazil who took out a player and then punched a referee.

During a match between Brazilian lower league teams Comercial and Catanduvende, Comercial coach Pedro Santilli punched referee Flavio Rodrigues de Souza, who taken offense to Santilli knocking a Catanduvende player down. Of course, the video would not be complete without said player writhing in “pain” on the ground.

As violent as this was, there’s a certain quality to this one, a vibe that says this guy is a 5-year-old, and he’s just going to take his ball and go home (after punching a referee). And go home he will: not only was Pedro Santilli sent off, his team was also relegated to Brazil’s third division.

Video: Brazilian coach punches referee, barges opposition player [Off The Post]

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