Eric Corey is Miami's biggest soccer fan. Sure, he's a local leader of the American Outlaws, a group of U.S. Soccer superfans, but his real credentials lie in the unfortunate fact that he got so excited when the Americans gave up a late tying goal in yesterday's game against Portugal that he literally fell out of a bar window.
The incident happened at Fado Irish Pub at 900 S. Miami Ave. in Mary Brickell Village. Corey is president of the local chapter of the Outlaws, and the two-story pub is the home base for fans.
According to the Miami Herald, Corey was standing on the inside window ledge to lead other fans in chants while holding a megaphone. When Portugal scored its late-game equalizer, Corey somehow fell through the second-story window and onto an awning below.
"Eric looked heartbroken," Kevin Yombor, another member of the Outlaws, told the Herald. "I saw that he knew -- he spread his arms to stop himself from falling out, but he saw that he was going out the window."
The windows had been opened earlier because it was hot inside the bar. Other patrons had tweeted during the game that the bar had turned off the air conditioning.
I really hope @fadomiami doesn't turn off the A/C again... It's getting hot in here!
— Thomas Hobbs (@THobbs220) June 22, 2014
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Luckily, Corey wasn't seriously injured. Though he was carried away by paramedics, he wasn't taken to the hospital.
Hey Outlaws, I am alive and uninjured. Thank you for the prayers and best wishes! http://t.co/eslzIsrQgh
— AOMiami (@AO_Miami) June 23, 2014
— Josh Rivera (@jrive080) June 23, 2014