Náutico fan kisses referee after award of controversial penalty against Paysandu
(Image: Twitter/Bruno Alencar)

VIDEO: Náutico fan kisses referee in pitch invasion after late penalty award in crucial Brasileiro Série C clash

Late call helps defeat Paysandu.

HAHAHAHAHAHAH ❤️ pic.twitter.com/YrUgnPTBCR

— Bruno Alencar (@bruunoalencar13) September 9, 2019

A Náutico fan kissed referee Leandro Vuaden after he awarded his team a controversial late penalty in a Brasileiro Série C match against Paysandu.

1-2 down on aggregate in the second leg of a play-off quarter-final at the Estádio dos Aflitos, Náutico were gifted an opportunity to equalise deep into stoppage time.

Torcida do @nauticope agradecendo ao Leandro Vuaden pelo acesso! Uma vergonha! pic.twitter.com/ujErmtVfiO

— jean nogueira (@JEANNOGUEIRA_) September 9, 2019

Jean Carlos Vicente scored the resultant spot kick and his side went on to triumph 5-3 in the ensuing shootout, sparking a pitch invasion from jubilant supporters.

It was during these joyous scenes that one man expressed his gratitude by pecking a clearly reluctant Vuaden on the cheek.