Mother of ‘controversial’ referee who booked Harry Kane FALLS to her death while taking a selfie


A Portuguese referee criticised for booking Harry Kane during England’s Euro 2024 qualifier against Malta is in mourning after his mother fell into a ravine while taking a holiday selfie.


Luis Godinho‘s mother Fatima lost her life after losing her balance as she took snaps on Sao Miguel Island in the Azores.

The tragedy occurred around 1.30pm yesterday in a stunning natural park called Ribeira dos Caldeiroes.

Local reports said that the 62-year-old plunged around 65ft by a waterfall, and was already dead by the time firefighters arrived.

It was not immediately clear if she was alone at the time or with friends or family.


Godinho and his family received a message of support from The Portuguese Association of Football Referees (APAF), of which he was sworn in as General Assembly president in April.

‘APAF sends a huge hug to the President of the General Assembly, Luis Godinho, and his family for the irreparable loss they have suffered with the death of his mother,’ it said in a statement. 

‘Our most sincere condolences from the entire refereeing family to Luis and his family.’

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