Soccer Referee Runs From Angry Players After Game (Video)

| by Michael Allen

A Brazilian referee was chased by some angry players following their team's loss on Saturday.

Marielson Alves Silva (in yellow) was pursued by irate Figueirense players after they lost to Internacional (video below).

The Daily Mail reports that two Figueirense players had been sent off the field by the referee when their team was ahead 1-0.

However, Internacional scored goals in the 87th and 95th minutes for a 2-1 win over Figueirense.

After the match was over, Silva was pushed by several players who began to surround him. The referee quickly ran across the field with the players and fans in pursuit, reports

The referee ran to several police in riot gear who protected him from the angry mob.

Sources:, Daily Mail