Brazil Soccer Fans Celebrate Goal With AK-47s
Yeeeeeeesh. If this is how Brazilians celebrate, what do they do when they're unhappy? Brazil's soccer-related violence has been making headlines lately, and this is another episode that is making some international travellers question whether attending the World Cup is going to be worth it.
According to the video's description, the gunfire was in celebration of a penalty kick in an amateur game. Thankfully, the shooters -- who were wearing Brazil national jerseys -- only fired up in the air and not at anyone, but this does beg the question: what will their reaction be if Brazil fares poorly in the world cup?
Also according to the video's description:
The guns - AR-47s, AR-15s and FN FALs - are the calling card of Brazil's deadly drug gangs.
"It shows the great firepower of these criminals but there's no novelty in the weapons we see here," gun expert Vinícius Cavalcanti told Extra.
Oh good, there's no novelty in the weapons. That should make everyone feel better.
There is good news, however. Most of the groups responsible for the acts of violence in Brazil's soccer community are closely related to the amateur teams involved; drug lords like Rafael Alves even reportedly own amateur teams. This hopefully means that when they don't have a personal financial stake involved, they'll keep the violence away from the stadium.
This is a truly frightening video, but the most shocking and appalling part of the whole thing? The video was filmed vertically and not horizontally. What kind of monster would do that? [YouTube]