Referee Forces Match To Be Played On Pitch Flooded With Sewer Overflow (Video)

Chris Wright

17th, March 2011


By Chris Wright

In which the Carioca Championship Serie B match between Itaperuna and Aperibeense is allowed to go ahead despite the Estadio Jair Bittencourt in Rio de Janeiro being submerged under a foot or so of squalid brown flood water and sewer overflow – quite a cocktail.

After presumably bringing their sub(marines)s on, Itaperuna amazing managed to secure themselves a late 1-0 victory…

The referee in charge was apparently duty-bound to let the game go ahead as there were no free dates left in the league calendar for the match to be rescheduled.

I’m sure that the players who were forced to take alcohol baths to cure their incessant itching afterwards were quick to thank him for his dedication and professionalism.

Video via 101GG.