By Chris Wright
On Wednesday afternoon Fast Clube and Penarol (not that Penarol) hammered out a 3-3 draw in the Campeonato Amazonense, though it was the away side’s goalkeeping coach who managed to steal all the headlines by acting like a complete and utter prat.
With Fast Clube having just scored their second goal with a Penarol player down injured, the away team immediately began crowding and haranguing the referee for letting the play continue.
It was at that point that their ‘keeper coach, Guanair Conceicao, lost control of himself and, in a cloud of red mist, charged onto the field and swiftly clouted the referee around the back of the head before his players pulled him away…
According to Dirty Tackle, Amazonense league official Vladimir Bastos was watching the game from the sidelines and later confirmed to Globoesporte that the referee went to the local police station after the game to file a report.
It would appear that Penarol coach Conceicao is not averse to violent conduct, with Bastos adding: “He is an unbalanced person.”
It also came to light after the game that the referee wasn’t the only person subjected to rough treatment, with Penarol president Patricia Serudo claiming that police officers entered the fray in an attempt to deal with Conceicao’s outburst and promptly squirted pepper spray in the eyes of Penarol goalkeeper Robson, leaving him unable to play for the next 15 minutes.
Fun, fun, fun!