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Flying toilet bowl kills soccer fan in Brazil – SportsUntapped.com
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Added May 5th, 2014 by Ian

Flying toilet bowl kills soccer fan in Brazil
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It seems there’s no end to football violence down in Brazil. There’s been beheadings, shootings and kidnappings and now we have a fan being killed by a flying toilet bowl. The unfortunate fellow was in the wrong place at the wrong time when the huge white porcelain object came flying out of the night sky and struck him in the head, killing him instantly.

According to police in the city of Recife, dozens of fans were engaged in a brawl outside Gate six of Arruda Stadium on May 2. At the same time, hooligans went into one of the venue’s bathrooms and ripped out three toilet bowls. They then threw them down from the stands and out into the street. The fans weren’t happy about the 1-1 draw their Santa Cruz team had just played with the visitors from Parana in a Second Division match.

The dead man has been identified as 26-year-old Paulo Ricardo Gomes da Silva. The latest episode of a death related to football violence comes just six weeks before the 2014 World Cup is scheduled to kick off in Sao Paulo Brazil on June 12. The city of Recife, where the incident took place, will host four World Cup contests this summer. However, none of the games are scheduled for Arruda Stadium. They will take place at the Arena Pernambuco instead. Arruda Stadium will be closed indefinitely while police and authorities investigate Da Silva’s death.

So far, nobody knows who threw the toilet and no arrests have been made. The trouble started when the home fans ambushed the visiting supporters 15 minutes after the final whistle. Another fan named Vanderson Wilderlan Gomes was seriously injured in the attack. Da Silva was taking photos at the time of his death, but police haven’t been able to identify anybody in them. More than 30 fans lost their lives in Brazilian football violence last year and since 1988 over 200 have been killed.

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