The old journalism rule that says it's only news if man bites dog and not vice versa might need a new disclaimer to cover situations such as when a member of the K-9 unit sinks his fangs into a soccer player during a match.

While players from the Caxias club in Brazil confronted the officiating crew to complain about a call, riot police moved on to the field. Look for Caxias striker Vanderlei, wearing No. 9 on the left side of the scrum, to react as a German Shepherd snaps at his upper leg:

The match, which Caxias lost 1-0 to Novo Hamburgo in a tournament for the state championship, was delayed nearly 10 minutes while Vanderlei received medical treatment for the dog bite. The dog is named Nitro, according to the Associated Press report.

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Dogs, Soccer