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Over-passionate Brazil fan smashes TV celebrating Júlio César penalty save

Monday, June 30, 2014

A Brazilian fan had to find somewhere else to watch the final stage of the host nation's penalty shootout against Chile on Saturday after he accidently smashed his TV in excitement.

Rafael Gambarim was watching the last 16 match of the tournament from his home in the city of Umuarama.

When goalkeeper Júlio César saved a penalty by Chile's Alexis Sánchez to preserve Brazil's lead, Gambarim couldn't control his joy and started embracing his TV.

But when a disappointed Sánchez appeared on the screen, this volcano of feelings slapped the TV, shattering his screen and leaving the Chilean forward's image frozen in place.

"I was annoyed because he scored (Chile's first-half) goal against Brazil, and when he missed, I was elated. When they showed him I said 'Take that boy!'" Gambarim told news portal G1.

"There was a lot of emotion at the time."

The hot-tempered fan only had himself to blame, though, since there were still at least six penalty kicks remaining to decide whether Brazil advanced to the quarter finals or suffered a humiliating exit on home soil.

And for Gambarim, his broken TV was the last thing on his mind.

He added: "TV, what TV? The problem was the penalties! We can always buy another TV, but we had to find a place to watch."

The 30-year-old businessman then ran to the house next door to watch the final nailbiting moments of the action, which fortunately for him turned out better for Brazil than his TV.

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