Masseur saves a certain goal

Watch how a team masseur in Brazil made two dramatic goal-line clearances before being chased from the pitch by angry opponents.

Last Updated: 10/09/13 at 11:58 Post Comment

Masseur: Two last-ditch clearances

Masseur: Two last-ditch clearances

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The medical man, Romildo Fonseca da Silva, known as Lefty, was chased into the stands by the furious opposition after making two vital last-ditch clearances as his side Aparecidence grabbed a 2-2 draw with Tupi.

The masseur slipped onto field with minutes remaining in the Brazilian Serie D clash against Tupi, hiding out near the goalpost before making his move when Tupi looked certain to score with scores locked at 2-2.

He then began a mad dash to safety as opposition players and officials sought retribution.

The 2-2 result was enough to send Aparecidence through to the Serie D play-offs on the away-goals rule.

"It was our only chance. If I hadn't done it, Aparecidence would have been knocked out," Da Silva told Brazilian media.

"I don't regret it because I did it out of love for the club."

Tupi branded the incident as "one of the most shameful episodes in the history of Brazilian football" are considering legal action to overturn the result.

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