South Americans can be fiery people.
Flamengo’s Felipe Vizeu demonstrated just how much football means in Brazil during a match against top-of-the-table Corinthians.
Vizeu channelled his inner Kieron Dyer by having it out with his teammate Rhodolfo in the first half.
The pair squared up early on, clashing heads and exchanging some fierce words.
Former Selecao keeper Diego Alves had to step in to break them up.
According to reports Vizeu was going to ‘take him outside’.
Interesting bonding tactics.
However, what Vizeu did next shows firstly, what a mid-argument with a teammate can do for your game and secondly, how to show your emotions in the best way possible.
With Flamengo leading 2-0, Vizeu sped down the other end and slid home a left-footed shot to put a nice shine on the score.
With the game in the bag it would probably be time to build bridges with your defender over the earlier confrontation.
Oh no, that’s not how Vizeu rolls.
He looked up, saw Rhodolfo at the other end of the pitch and proceeded to give him the middle finger salute.
Loud and proud.
England’s Dele Alli was handed a one-match ban earlier this year for flipping the bird to Kyle Walker during a game, although it looked like it was aimed suspiciously close to the referee.
Back in Brazil, all was well between the Flamengo boys by the end of the game.
Vizeu and Rhodolfo came out to do a joint post match press conference for reporters.
The young striker offered some kind of explanation for the gesture.
He said it’s the sort of thing that happens on a pitch and is completely natural.
A 3-0 win, a fight and a rogue celebration.
It’s never dull in Brazil.