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

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

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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)