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Botafogo players carry injured teammate off pitch
(Image: Twitter/João Pedro)

VIDEO: Botafogo players carry injured teammate off pitch

Tried to assist in the search for an equaliser in whatever way they could.

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.