Video: Brazilian match held up by bee pitch invasion
That was a hive, referee!
The Brazilian Goiania state championship match between Vila Nova and Goias was delayed for 20 minutes when hundreds of bees decided to convert a crossbar into a hive.
The fire brigade was called in to tackle the invasion. Although they initially used an extinguisher, it was a flaming torch that eventually shifted the bees.
So, perhaps given they had a flaming torch so readily available the phrase ‘fight fire with fire’ was coined by the Brazilian fire brigade.
Video via 101GG