Beside the fence, the crowd cheers. With uniform of the Brazilian National team wearing orange cleats, the main striker of “Vila Aliança Clube – a local team participating in a amateur championship in Bangu, in the West Zone of Rio – prepares to hit a penalty in the semifinal of the 1st Cup of Vila Aliança (Village). He signs and the author of the goal runs into the crowd to celebrate. But do not hear fireworks in celebration: the sound that marks the celebration for the home team is the bursts of gunfire. Amidst the crowd, armed men shoot rifles for at least 35 seconds. The whole scene, which occurred on May 4 this year, a Sunday before Mother’s Day, was recorded this video.
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