Trailing Brazil 1-0 at the 1989 World Cup qualifier in Rio, Chilean goalkeeper Roberto Rojas did the unthinkable when a firecracker exploded near him on the field. The Chilean collapsed into the smoke and slashed open his scalp with a razor blade. He emerged from the smoke bleeding, clutching his head and writhing in pain. The match was called, and Brazil was in danger of missing the World Cup, when TV video exposed Rojas’s cheap trick.
Chile was disqualified and Rojas was banned for life.