By Chris Wright
Unlike the exquisitely well-mannered hound that inadvertently made its way onto the pitch during the Argentinian Primera Division match between Belgrano and Quilmesa a week or two ago, the dog that caused a temporary disturbance mid-way through this weekend’s Brazilian regional cup match between Sau Paulo-RS and Farroupilha was an altogether more temperamental so-and-so.
In a bid to get the game back under way, Sao Paulo midfielder Eduardo Mandai (“Dudu” to his friends) attempted to scoop up the canine interloper and carry it to the touchline.
The mutt was having none of it, and bit Dudu on the hand as he bundled it to the side of the pitch.
However, with Sao Paulo 1-2 down against Farroupilha before the game was halted, Dudu’s side then went on to stage a magnificent comeback post-bite, with Dudu himself scoring the winning goal to book his team a place in the cup semi-finals.
The midfielder later took to Twitter to thank his former adversary for the “bite of luck” with which he had bestowed him…
— Eduardo Mandai (@edumandai) October 27, 2014
<Insert Luis Suarez punchline here>
(Via Dirty Tackle)