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Minnesota United's Michael Boxall leaves his empty bottle on the stand for the match ball before kick-off at RSL
(Image: Twitter/Jeff Rueter)

VIDEO: Minnesota United’s Michael Boxall discards his water bottle on stand for the match ball

Littered stage-managed opening scene in Utah.

Michael Boxall doesn't care about your ball display. #RSLvMIN #MNUFC pic.twitter.com/HRM51lqoe5

— Jeff Rueter (@jeffrueter) July 21, 2019

Minnesota United’s Michael Boxall left an empty water bottle on the presentation stand for the match ball as the teams paraded past it ahead of kick-off at Real Salt Lake.

As the two sides emerged from the dressing rooms, the aesthetic appeared perfectly designed alongside the warm afternoon heat in Utah.

Wait, what? That thing is for the ball? 🤷🏽‍♂️

— Michael Boxall (@boxy) July 21, 2019

But Minnesota’s 30-year-old centre-back casually discarded his litter where the ball had been placed before the referee grabbed it while leading the players out of the tunnel.

Two goals in the second-half within 13 minutes of each other saw the sides play out a 1-1 draw at RSL’s Rio Tinto Stadium in the MLS on Sunday.