Brazilian Player Attacked by Fire Ants. Ouchy.By: Daryl | February 27th, 2008
The poor fella in this video is Marcos Paulo, who was unfortunate enough to disturb a colony of red ants during a game in the São Paulo state championship third division. The bitey and stingy little blighters (also known as fire ants, because their sting feels like fire) swarmed all over Paulo’s torso, hence his frantic but failed attempt to wash them off with puddle water. Easily the weirdest injury I’ve seen in a football match. And possibly the most injuries ever, if you count every bite and sting as a separate incident.
But since Marcos Paulo got rid of the ants at halftime and lived to tell the tale, it’s also very very funny. Certainly the pundits on Globo TV’s “Bem, Amigos!” show think so. Any translations of what they’re saying greatly appreciated.