Smoke from the Amazon fires interrupts Atlético Acreano vs Luverdense
(Image: YouTube/Atlético Acreano)

VIDEO: Brasileiro Série C game at Atlético Acreano disrupted by smoke from fires in the Amazon

Rainforest blaze affects visibility.

Sunday’s Brasileiro Série C match between Atlético Acreano and Luverdense was interrupted by smoke emanating from the fires engulfing the Amazon rainforest.

The blaze has been met with worldwide outcry, with Brazil’s controversial President Jair Bolsonaro flip-flopping over whether to accept aid from G7 nations.

Soccer match between #AtleticoAcreano & #Luverdense was suspended due to heavy smoke coming from the burning Amazon rainforest pic.twitter.com/P44oq15htF

— RT (@RT_com) August 29, 2019

In terms of fallout from the disaster, the halt in proceedings of this game between two relegated sides is not exactly egregious, but it was inconvenient all the same.

Home side Acreano won 3-2 at the Estádio Antônio Aquino Lopes, with Geovani scoring the winner in stoppage time just minutes after Luverdense had equalised.