The Chicago Tribune reported (it really did) that, at a soccer game in Brazil, a player argued a call so vehemently with a referee, the referee stabbed him to death. Subsequently, the player’s family lynched the referee, beheading him in the process (no word whether they used his head as a soccer ball, a la “The Man Who Would be King”). Such an incident would never occur in the U.S.; our version is so boring: 1-0 final scores and “a header” means something completely different than in Brazil.

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