Flamengo fan dressed in full referee kit at Copa Libertadores match against Internacional
(Image: Twitter/CONMEBOL Libertadores)

VIDEO: Flamengo fan in comprehensive referee costume at Copa Libertadores quarter-final

Complete with red and yellow cards.



A Flamengo fan dressed in full referee’s kit to attend Wednesday’s Copa Libertadores quarter-final first leg win over Internacional at the Maracanã.

For reasons best known to himself, the supporter of the Brazilian club went to the game decked out in a ref costume, complete with both cards and a whistle.


Spotted by the camera, he flashes a red and a yellow – in the wrong order, it has to be said – before feigning a VAR consultation in his ear.

He then pretends to fall asleep, in what might be his own wry commentary on the video replay technology system.

A late double from Bruno Henrique gave Flamengo a 2-0 lead heading into next week’s return fixture.

✌️⚽ A brace for Bruno Henrique as @Flamengo powered past @SCInternacional 2-0 tonight in the #Libertadores quarterfinals. pic.twitter.com/UzgBw6ISxJ

— CONMEBOL Libertadores (@TheLibertadores) August 22, 2019