This is the seat for obese fans at the World Cup stadium in Rio: 50% discount on tickets if you have doctor's note pic.twitter.com/V9KkSx555s— tariq panja (@tariqpanja) February 6, 2014
Journalist Tariq Panja was at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Jeneiro on Thursday and did us all a great service in snapping the above photo.
This is the first we've seen in the wild of these special seats, which were reported by the AP in March 2012:
The World Cup Bill in Brazil requires that at least 1 percent of seats in each stadium are made available for disabled people, a category that includes the obese, wheelchair users and those with limited mobility.
FIFA said that to qualify for a ticket, people are required to submit a medical certificate that proves they have a body mass index of 30 or more, as recognized by the Brazilian Ministry of Health and World Health Organization.