Brazilian soccer referee pulls gun following argument over call

Brazilian soccer referee pulls gun following argument over call
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A Brazilian referee is facing disciplinary action after he reacted to a dispute with players by pulling a GUN.

Gabriel Murta was kicked and slapped by players from lower-league Amantes de Bola, while the manager invaded the pitch demanding a red card, it is claimed.

Murta, said to be a policeman by day, reacted by racing to the changing rooms and returning with a firearm.

Shocking footage captured by a spectator showed his linesman restraining Murta as he held the gun in his hand on the pitch.

The incident happened at the weekend during a regional league match in Brumadinho near Belo Horizonte, Brazil’s sixth largest city and the capital of the state of Minais Gerais.

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