Brazilian footballer facing year-long ban for referee attack

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Brazilian midfielder Meidson Maciel could be facing a year-long ban from the game after attacked a referee during Jacuipense's game against Juazeirense at the weekend.

Maciel was sent off for his actions but is facing a much more serious punishment for seemingly knocking the referee down with what is being described as a WWE-style clothesline.

According to reports he is staring down the barrel of a year long suspension from the game as well as a hefty fine.

To make matters worse his side went down 3-1 Juazeirense in his absence, and it's unlikely that his team-mates will be thanking him for that. 

It seems to be a rather strange time in Brazilian football at the moment. Referee Joao Batista de Arruda sent no less than four players off in Flamengo and Vasco da Gama's recent showdown, with a 22-man scuffle kicked off in the dying minutes of the game forcing the official to act. Coaches and substitutes even entered the field as the referee took action.

Check out the incident involving Meidson Maciel below! 

What punishment do you think he should receive for his actions?

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