Man tries and fails to put out Olympic flame with extinguisher (video)
The Olympic torch is making its way toward Rio, and it survived another attempt from a bystander to put out the flame.
It wound through the city of Joinville on Wednesday, where a man emerged from the crowd with a fire extinguisher. He attempted to put out the flame, but failed before getting tackled to the ground by security.
Here’s the video, discovered by SwimSwam.com:
This comes a couple weeks after a man was arrested in Maracaju for trying to douse the flame with a bucket of water.
Controversy has surrounded the torch relay, as well. Last month, a jaguar involved an event was shot dead after it escaped. And in May, a wheelchair basketball player’s disability was questioned after he fell out of his chair before passing the torch along to the next carrier.
Summer Sanders, the four-time Olympic swimming medalist, ran with the flame on Thursday. No incidents were reported.