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A Brazilian soccer manager headbutted a lineswoman during a match and was immediately fired by his club

Cork Gaines   

A Brazilian soccer manager headbutted a lineswoman during a match and was immediately fired by his club
  • Rafael Soriano, the manager for Brazilian soccer club Desportivo Ferroviaria, headbutted a lineswoman.
  • The incident came as the match broke for halftime in a regional championship.

A regional tournament match in the fifth division of Brazilian soccer turned ugly when the manager of Desportivo Ferroviaria was seen headbutting an official during an argument.

The moment came during the quarterfinal match of the Capixaba Championship, according to ESPN, when the referee blew the halftime whistle just as Desportivo Ferroviaria was to attempt a corner kick.

As the clubs headed to the locker rooms, an argument ensued between manager Rafael Soriano and the officials. Lineswoman Marcielly Netto appeared to be attempting to diffuse the situation when she was headbutted in the nose.

He was immediately shown a red card.

You can see footage of the incident below:

Right after the match, the club released a statement announcing that they had fired Soriano.

The club also added that they "stand in solidarity with assistant referee Marcielly Netto and make ourselves available for whatever is necessary."

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