A forward of the club “Democrat”, Joao Paulo ran out of the field and fell near the gate. Not far from the player there was a police-dog handler with a dog. The animal reacted to the incoming football player and bit his left hand.
Club’s doctor bandaged Paulo’s arm, and soon after the footballer returned to the field. However, after the game, the forward went to the hospital for the necessary procedures to prevent possible exposure to rabies. It has not been specified whether there have been any sanctions against the dog.