6 May 2014

Fan suspected of killing with toilet

11:42 am on 6 May 2014

A man suspected of killing a fan after a football match by hurling a toilet bowl at him has been arrested by Brazilian police.

The 23-year-old was arrested on suspicion he threw the bowl that killed a 26-year-old outside the Arruda stadium last week in the World Cup host city of Recife.

Paulo Ricardo Gomes da Silva died after fans clashed outside the stadium on the other side of town from the brand new Pernambuco Arena, which will be used for World Cup action in Recife.

Everton Felipe Santana has been arrested over the hooliganism incident that shocked Brazil, who will host the World Cup next month after a series of recent outbreaks of football-related violence.

Brazil's Tribunal for Sporting Justice on Sunday imposed a two-match supporter ban for upcoming matches at Arruda stadium and say the venue will remain closed pending the outcome of an ongoing investigation.