The referee slipped over while rushing over to show a player a yellow card during Wednesday’s Paulista A1 match between Mirassol and Botafogo.
When one of the away side’s defenders scythed down a home team attacker, the ref ran to the scene of the foul at full speed.
Estádio José Maria de Campos Maia pra Mirassol x Botafogo pic.twitter.com/KpWGMzfe47
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Alas he was foiled by his own haste, losing his footing and skidding down onto the turf, almost taking out a couple of players in the process.
In the game itself, Mirassol triumphed 2-1 at their Estádio José Maria de Campos Maia ground.