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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!”

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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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And finally… jättebra

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And finally… oh Carolina

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