There was a hornets nest on the frame of the goal as Cabofriense and Botafogo prepared for kick-off in their Carioca Serie A Group B opener on Saturday.
Despite providing an unwanted attendance at the Moacyrzão Stadium in Macaé, the insects were left undisturbed throughout a game that saw Cabofriense triumph 3-1.
Whereas sometimes an infestation is dispersed with smoke, that was evidently not deemed to be necessary on this occasion.
Tem um ninho de marimbondo na trave de um dos gols KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
Bem-vindos ao Cariocão!
— Meu Botafogo (@MeuBotafogo) January 20, 2019
The fixture was part of the Campeonato Carioca, a pre-season tournament for Rio clubs – of whom Cabofriense, from the coastal town of Cabo Frio, are a relatively new member.
They were founded in 1997, making them 93 years younger than Brasileiro Série A side Botafogo.
After going behind to a Botafogo goal in the 34th minute, Cabofriense equalised on the stroke of half-time and went on to score twice in the final quarter of the match.
— Botafogo F.R. (@Botafogo) January 20, 2019