Referee slips over running over to show yellow card during Mirassol vs Botafogo

VIDEO: Referee slips while rushing over to book player in Brazilian match

Haste to brandish yellow card backfires.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA pic.twitter.com/1rQgSYEp27

— William Castro (@William_Castro) April 22, 2021

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

— Fut do BR (@FutdoBR) April 22, 2021

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.