Brazilian footballer beheaded, head left on doorstep

Zee Media Bureau

A former Brazilian professional footballer Joao Rodrigo Silva Santos has been beheaded and his severed head left on the doorstep of his house in Rio de Janiero that was found by his wife on Tuesday morning.

His policewoman wife was leaving for work early morning when she saw a rucksack with Santo’s head inside.

The police have launched an investigation into the matter without revealing who could be behind the horrific act.

According to a report, the 35-year-old Santos used to play for second tier Rio de Janeiro football teams. After retiring, he had opened his own health foods store.