A CBF tirando o Botafogo da Série A pic.twitter.com/bu51vQjs3B
— João Pedro (@JedroPoao) February 6, 2021
In order to hurry proceedings along, two Botafogo players carried their injured teammate off the pitch at the end of a game against Sport Recife.
Botafogo lost 1-0 at home to Sport Recife in a Brasileirão clash at the Estádio Olímpico Nilton Santos on Friday night.
Teve queima de fogos em frente ao hotel onde o elenco do Sport Recife está hospedado. 👀
Mais tarde tem Botafogo x Sport! pic.twitter.com/CFlCtIguJ2
— Fuleragem FC (@fuleragemfc) February 5, 2021
With the hosts still trailing in added time as the second half drew to a close, there was not a moment to spare when Sousa went down injured.
So 22-year-old goalkeeper Diego Terra Loureiro called on a colleague to assist him in practically dragging the central defender onto the sidelines in order for play to resume quickly.