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Brazilian player attacks with camera stand

  • AP, Monday, February 13, 2012 4:31 PM

Alexandre Carioca, a midfielder for Brazilian regional club Aguia, was apprehended by police after he struck an opponent with a photographer’s camera stand.

Carioca, a sub, picked up the monopod and hit Remo defender Aldivan in the back as players from both teams in the Para state league shoved each other near the sidelines. Carioca hit Aldivan as he bent down to tie his shoelaces.

Aldivan collapsed in pain and had to be briefly taken to a hospital for exams.

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