A linesman’s game day duties in Brazil got a little more intense than he expected last week. While trying to run up and down the sideline, he was treated to an unwelcome aerial attack.
During the Santa Catarina State Championship match between Navegantes and Inter de Lages, a bird suddenly began swooping on referee Maycon Vieira. The rather angry bird continued its attack, swooping over and over, causing Vieira to test his dipping, ducking and dodging skills while also trying to officiate the match.
Even after the swooping stopped, Vieira was probably checking over his shoulder every chance he could to make sure the bird wasn’t plotting any sneak attacks. It’s unclear was the bird was so angry about, but maybe he was a Inter de Lages fan and took offense to a call the linesman made? We’ll never know, but it sure provided an entertaining sideshow for the spectators.
(H/T Dirty Tackle)