Shocking footage of violence has emerged from a lower league Brazilian football match.
Wednesday in the Campeonato Amazonense saw Iranduba take on Sao Raimundo-AM, and home midfielder Volante Derlan completely lost the plot after being sent off in the first half.
After his dismissal, Derlan charged like a raging bull at referee Joao Batista Cunha Brito. Derlan treated the official like a punching bag at a boxing club in a savage beating.
Derlan’s assault, however, was quickly punished. Two riot police arrested the footballer on the spot, and a heavy punishment is now expected to be dished out.
Already Derlan has been suspended for 30 days, however the punishment could be extended to a whopping 720 day suspension depending on the outcome from a domestic tribunal.