A FOOTBALL fan has sickeningly lost his HAND after trying to light a flare in support of his team.
Around 50 diehard Athletico Paranaense supporters went to the airport to send their team off – with some waving flags and others cheering.
One fan even brought a flare – but as he went to light it, it explodes in his hand.
In the horrifying clip, his hand can be seen looking like something out of a horror film after the blast left it a mangled wreck.
The fan has been identified by locals as Wesley Pontes – well-known as a keen supporter of Athletico.
Pontes was amongst the 50-strong group of fans giving their stars a heroes’ send-off ahead of the 2019 Copa do Brasil final second-leg against Internacional.
Athletico had won the first-leg 1-0 at home and travelled 500 miles south to the Porto Alegre region for the all-important away game.
I thought it was a bomb because of the noise it produced.
Eyewitness To The Flare Explosion
But before the team had even got off the bus at the airport – a loud bang was heard and one blood-spattered fan was left in shock as he looked down at his injured hand.