Video: Brazilian match held up by bee pitch invasion

Posted by - May 3, 2011 - Football videos, South America

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