Ribeiro was arrested after attacking referee Rodrigo Crivellaro within the head throughout a match on Monday in Venancio Aires, in Brazil´s southern Rio Grande do Sul state.
The match between Sport Membership Sao Paulo and Guarani-RS was within the Rio Grande do Sul state’s second tier.
Ribeiro, who was taking part in for Sport Membership Sao Paulo, attacked Crivellaro firstly of the second half.
Referee Crivellaro left the stadium unconscious in an ambulance and was taken to a hospital. After some examinations and statement, he was discharged on Tuesday.
“I do not actually keep in mind (what occurred). My refereeing colleagues informed me that I gave him a yellow card. He punched me within the face, I fell to the bottom, bought kicked, and handed out,” Crivellaro informed an area radio station.
“This participant wants therapy as a result of he’s completely uncontrolled. He deserves to be arrested for a very long time.”
Rio Grande do Sul state launched a press release on Monday saying it had opened an investigation into the incident, whereas Sport Membership Sao Paulo stated that its “deeply ashamed” of the aggression and that Ribeiro´s contract had been ended.
“The aggressor athlete’s contract is summarily terminated. Moreover, all doable and authorized measures in relation to the very fact shall be taken,” wrote the group in an official word.
No lawyer appeared to defend Ribeiro, in response to Assuncao, and the case is now with state public defender.
Ribeiro has but to publicly touch upon his social media or in Brazilian media shops.