— Buzz News (@buzz_bmth) February 23, 2019
Play had to be stopped deep into added time at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday when the sprinklers were switched on during Bournemouth’s game against Wolves.
The Premier League clash was interrupted in the 96th minute when the devices suddenly emerged from the grass and started spraying water everywhere.
"It's raining… No it's not, it's the sprinklers!"
Charlie Nicholas couldn't control himself during an eventful day at the Vitality Stadium. pic.twitter.com/Wf0uh68JkL
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) February 23, 2019
Several players were forced to take evasive action in an effort to avoid being completely soaked.
Fortunately for them, it was a considerably mild February afternoon.
#afcb sprinklers mid game in all there glory.
— Ginger Pirlo (@TheGingerPirlo_) February 23, 2019
Inevitable critical chants could be heard from the stands while some accused the club of time-wasting tactics.
The match was able to briefly resume and trailed to a 1-1 draw between the two sides.