Brazil: Female ref in red card storm

November 2, 2003
RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Female referee Silvia Regina de Oliveira had to be escorted off the pitch after she sent off three Criciuma players in their 1-1 draw at Atletico Mineiro in the Brazilian championship at the weekend.

Oliveira, who has regularly taken charge of first division matches since making her debut earlier this season, infuriated the visitors even more by awarding an injury time penalty against them.

She also upset Atletico, who claimed she did not ...

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