Soccer Player Taken Out By Parachuter Attempting to Land on Field
As part of the pregame festivities of an Ecuadoran first division soccer match between LDU Quito and Barcelona Guayaquil, two parachutists were paid to drop onto the field.
One of the parachutists, Jose Sislema Merello, was supposed to land in the middle of the field in a designated runway spot. However, Merello had issues with the wind near the stadium and overshot the target. Morello landed near the players warming up and took out LDU Quito striker Claudio Daniel Bieler in one swoop.