With the excitement running high over the Copa America final, a soccer fan took poison at North Chakmarkul in Ramu upazila of Cox’s Bazar district on Sunday after Brazil’s loss to Argentina.
Police said the Brazil fan, Mohammad Kamal, 20, son of Amir Hossain, is now undergoing treatment in Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital.
Locals said Kamal, a big fan of Brazil soccer team, was watching the Copa America Final 2021 in the morning.
As Argentina clinched the title after beating Brazil 1-0 in the final, Kamal got upset and took poison in a bid to kill himself.
Dr Efazul Haque, medical officer of Ramu Upazila Health Complex, said Kamal was first taken to the upazila health complex in an unconscious state and then referred to Sadar Hospital for better treatment after clearing his stomach.