(Video) Sports: Guy In Brazil Tries To Extinguish The Olympic Torch, Winds Up Getting Choked

The Olympic Torch is making it’s way to Rio but it almost didn’t make it past the town of Joinville, Brazil. That’s where a man for unknown reasons, ran up next the person carrying the torch and tried to put it out with a fire extinguisher. Luckily he was not successful thanks to the quick action of security who had him in a chokehold before he could try again. I’m pretty certain he was feeling the consequences of his actions as the torch continued to Rio unharmed.

(Video) Sports: Olympic Torch Holder Accidently Set On Fire!!

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia are fast approaching. As the usual business of the Olympic flame, it is currently being passed from torch bearer to torch bearer around the country leading up to the big flame once the games kick off. Well someone had a little issue with the flame yesterday and his arm and neck wound up engulfed in flames very quickly. Hopefully he is ok. Hit the jump for the video.

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