During a football match between Caxias and Gremio in Brazil, a reporter named Fernando Becker was hit by a set of dentures thrown by a fan amid wild goal celebrations. The match was part of the Campeonato Gaucho, with fourth-tier Caxias taking the lead after just eight minutes. Gremio equalised just before half-time, setting up an exciting second leg the following Saturday. However, the match will be remembered for the bizarre incident involving Becker. After Marlon Silva Lacorte’s early opener, the Caxias supporters went crazy with excitement, and amid the chaos, Becker felt something hit his arm. Initially, he thought it was a rock or a chunk of a brick. However, it soon became clear it was a set of dentures.
It is unclear whether the false teeth were thrown deliberately or fell out during the celebrations. Becker handed them over to the inspector of the Gaucho Football Federation. Fans on Twitter were amused by the incident, with many commenting on the craziness of Brazilian football.
Despite the strange incident, the Caxias delirium was understandable given their prospect of winning the Rio Grande do Sul regional league for the second time ever and the first time since 2000. The 1-1 draw against Serie A opponents Gremio, who have Luis Suarez up front, was particularly impressive for the Brazilian minnows considering they were down to ten men following midfielder Moacir’s 53rd-minute red card.
In conclusion, while football matches can be exciting and full of surprises, this incident shows that sometimes things can get a little too wild. It is important for fans to remember to celebrate responsibly and not put others in harm’s way.