Parece até que esfregaram o estagiário na bandeirinha de tanto mel… 🐝🐝🐝 😂
— Esporte Interativo (@Esp_Interativo) August 17, 2019
There was a swarm of bees on one of the corner flags at Fortaleza that had to be dispersed before a Brazilian top-flight clash with Internacional.
Kick off was delayed at the Castelão on Saturday while a group of firemen attempted to deal with the flying insects from long range.
— Fortaleza Esporte Clube ⭐️ (@FortalezaEC) August 17, 2019
A huge number were covering the material at the top of the pole, with players and officials nervous to go anywhere near it.
Over a 19-minute period, the firefighters sprayed huge bursts of water over the corner flag.
O jogo entre Fortaleza x Internacional está atrasado por motivos de: ABELHAS. Inacreditável. Algumas coisas só acontecem no futebol brasileiro. pic.twitter.com/qeLJwtpSoH
— Mundo da Bola (@InfosFuteboI) August 17, 2019
The bees eventually left and the match could get started, the bees did not make a reappearance.
Fortaleza lost 0-1 and were reduced to ten men in the last few minutes.