Vine: Here's a Brazilian footballer performing a wrestling move on a referee 6 years ago

Vine: Here's a Brazilian footballer performing a wrestling move on a referee

Laying the smackdown samba style.

In the grand pantheon on unenviable jobs, we would wager that being a referee is only behind 'mouse trap tester' and 'human punching bag' in terms of the least rewarding professions.

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Don't get us wrong, a referee is essential in any football match and they deserve nothing but respect however the pitfalls are obvious.

If they have a great game then it's just a given but any decision made, that the players and fans disagree on, will usually incite a torrent of four lettered expletives.

We've rarely seen a footballer channel their inner 'Legion of Doom finisher' though and deliver a close-up clothesline in protest at an official.

This happened in a recent match between Jacuipense and Juazeirense at the weekend as midfielder Meidson loses his cool.

Where would we be without South American football?