What is the name of the famous dancing referee? When did he start his refereeing career? Where and when was he born?
Oct 24, 2011 | 15 : 38 PM
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Popularly known in Portuguese as 'Margarida', or 'Achingo' meaning 'Daisy', the dancing referee was Jorge Jose Emiliano dos Santos, a Brazilian. 

Dos Santos was openly gay and used his unique, over-the-top style of match officiating to popularise the homosexual cause in Brazil and beyond. He was born on March 14th, 1954 and died of AIDS on February, 21st 1995, aged just 40.

He has been mimicked widely since his death, but no one has quite matched him for sheer, unbridled enthusiasm and flamboyance. Here he is in action: 


Comments:
James Murphy
Yes it's sad Kevin, but what a character. I'd forgotten about him having read a little a few years ago. The mimics are a pale imitation.
Kevin de Ávila
That is sad that Jorge José Emiliano dos Santos died of AIDS. I did not know that, really, up until reading your answer. When I first saw this video, I first thought it was a fake video of him from someone poking fun of him because of him being openly gay. I then realised it was real and decided to ask questions. Thank-you for your answer, Garry!
2011-10-25 13:04:05
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