Foam In The Wind: Portuguese Referee Pays Tribute To Late Ex-Colleague With ‘Vanishing Spray’ Salute (Video)

Chris Wright

9th, May 2016


Last week, the world of Portuguese officialdom was rocked by the death of veteran referee Paulo Paraty, who succumbed to cancer at the age of just 53 after a long fight against the disease.

In order to pay tribute to his fallen comrade, fellow ref Joao Capela used the minute’s applause before Porto’s game against Uniao de Madeira to pay tribute to his old mucker in the only way he knew how – by writing ‘RIP’ in the centre-circle using his vanishing foam spray…

And with that, the message dissolved into nothing.

A timely reminder that nothing lasts forever, just the earth and sky.

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