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And finally…flipping idiot

This is a story from the FSF archive – the FSF and SD merged to become the FSA in 2019.

It was only a matter of time before someone got hurt, wasn’t it? 19-year-old Brazilian debutant Maurides celebrates his 88th minute goal with a backflip, lands awkwardly and buckles his knee. From glory to ignominy, all in the time it takes to say, “Youtube hit!”

This news story was originally sent via Fan Mail – the FSF’s weekly e-bulletin. Join the FSF for free today from this link and receive all email updates.

You can see the goal that prompted his celebration below (from the Copa do Brasil 2013, Internacional 3 -1 América-MG):

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