Things got 'slightly out of hand' the moment the ref walked onto the pitch with a knife on him. Nice to see the article bringing out all the sensationalists, though, some people claiming this is all football's fault (the only football-related part seems to be the player 'contesting' a decision, everything from that point was just isolated crime) and many rolling out the automatic 'and this is where the world cup is' card.
Brazil does have a reputation (putting it lightly), but a tragic (and bizzare) event such as this is still an extremely rare one in context. Plus it happened in an area which is nowhere near a World Cup host city, for what it's worth.
Speaking of sensationalism, a completely unrelated article today regarding one of the world's smallest territories: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/5001073/Pitcairn-Island-8m-handout-from-UK.html.
Update - Just seen Luca's post, contains two stories from the kings of sensationalism. Nothing against those specific stories, but even still, not a great source of news or even a good website, being on those two pages just now slowed my laptop to a crawl and a 'stop script' option, after I pressed it the site kindly loaded up the story behind it about Halle Berry's new dress or pregnancy or something .