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Here is the wider, discounted seat for obese World Cup fans

Finally, there is photo evidence. It's real.

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.

(via Deadspin)