This is the moment a bungling Brazilian judge pushes back his chair and knocks over his fake bookcase backdrop during a Zoom meeting with colleagues of the Court of Justice.
The video was shared on social media by the Court of Justice of Amazonas, the largest state in Brazil, with the title ‘Meeting of the Gathered Chambers earlier this month (February).
In the footage, the judge, seen in the third panel down on the far-left column, pushes back his chair and his ‘bookcase’ suddenly topples backwards to reveal it is only a printed board.
He turns around and realises the mishap, before turning back to the meeting and deciding on his next course of action.
The meeting carries on as if nothing has happened while the judge quietly gets to his feet and walks over the toppled board.
His colleagues suddenly fall silent as the official repositions the panel upright and the footage ends.
According to the news site G1, Judge Yedo Simoes pushed back his chair and knocked over the backdrop in the middle of a meeting with judicial colleagues.
A spokesperson for the Court of Justice of Amazonas said the judge explained that he uses the bookshelf board as a backdrop so family members can move through house without disturbing his virtual meetings.
The judge said he decided to reposition the toppled board when he saw that his colleagues had let the matter go unsaid.