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5 crazy things you missed: Nurse ‘fired’ over Neymar vid, Colombia stars party hard

The Rio Report

Often some of the funniest, most interesting and quirky moments at huge sports events go almost unnoticed, rarely featured in reports or blog posts.

So here are five ridiculous things you may not have already seen or heard about from the last few days in Brazil with the World Cup throwing up some wonderful stories.

Did you see anything particularly noteworthy that passed off without mention? Feel free to bring it to our attention in the comments section below...

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1) NURSE 'FIRED' FOR FILMING NEYMAR - This is what happens when you film a superstar in hospital


Neymar filmed in hospital by danteoliveira7

A nurse who filmed Brazil star Neymar being wheeled around hospital on a trolley following his fractured back injury has been fired, according to Brazilian news outlet UOL.

Was it really in bad taste? She posted a video of the superstar being wheeled in before posing to her own camera, but she seemed simply overjoyed to catch a glimpse of her hero more than anything else.

UOL quotes a hospital management member as saying that the nurse, whose name is reported to be Chintia, would be sacked as a result of the video, which was posted around social media.

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2) THOSE HIPS REALLY DO NOT LIE! - Colombia star wows with his crazy dance moves

Colombia’s players were given a hero’s welcome on their return from the World Cup. Thousands of fans lined the streets of Bogota as the team bus wound through the capital before the players were dropped off and ushered onto a stage.

Pablo Armero was in such good spirits that he broke into an outstanding robotic dance – pretending to fasten a seatbelt, clutching the wheel of an imaginary vehicle before letting his arms jolt freely.

Watch Armero’s glorious solo dance below:

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3) THIS FELLA IS HAVING AN INCREDIBLE TIME - Man with watermelon on his head stars in fan shot

Frankly, when is it not a good thing to have a watermelon on your head? Okay, don't answer that, but this guy really is an inspiration.

We've seen any number of annoying fans at the World Cup, as this glorious slideshow demonstrates.

But this hilarious fan grabbed all the attention away from his sweaty peers in the stands with his unique and, incredibly simply, one-item costume.

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4) OH DEAR, POOR SUBBED AND SNUBBED KEEPER - Netherlands goalkeeper Cillessen fails in high-five attempt

Poor Jasper Cillessen. Not only did he suffer the ignominy of being subbed off just before the Netherlands' glorious penalty shoot-out win over Costa Rica, but then this happened.

Cillessen, having shaken off the disappointment of his unceremonious exit, went in for a congratulatory high-five with his replacement Tim Krul, only to not make it through the hoards of other well-wishers.

Yes, his replacement had become a sensational hero within seconds after the shootout glory and was not even available for a high-five. It had to hurt.

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5) OH NO, HAS FOOTBALL COME TO THIS? - Nauseating 'selfie' pic acts as annoying goal celebration

Away from Brazil for this last bizarre item, and it gives us a rather alarming indication of what football celebrations could end up like in a few months - or hopefully years.

When Sporting Kansas City's Dom Dwyer took this mad 'selfie' picture while celebrating a goal for the MLS side, it really polarised fans with some lauding it as hilarious while others were fairly disgusted.

It was all after the English-born forward scored against Chicago Fire and located his cunningly hidden phone so that he could take a cheeky shot of himself in jubilant mood. Are we just being kill-joys?

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