Watch horror moment football fan blows hand off while lighting a flare

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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.