CHINESE SUPER LEAGUE followers have been left bemused by Renato Augusto’s curious playacting after the midfielder bounced off the referee and claimed to be injured.
A seemingly tame collision despatched Augusto onto the turf because the embarrassed official stopped play and known as for the physios.
The incident occurred 67 minutes into Beijing Guoan’s title conflict in opposition to Shanghai East Asia on Sunday.
Augusto’s Beijing had simply equalised by way of Yu Dabao as they sought to take one thing again from an away journey to second-placed Shanghai, who began the day 5 factors behind leaders Guoan.
Alas, the Brazilian’s playacting did not assist his aspect to victory because the hosts received late on by way of Cai Huikang, with former Chelsea star Oscar the person opening the scoring.
‘HE ALMOST DIED’
Followers’ most important takeaway from the sport, nevertheless, was Augusto’s horrible flop.
The referee did by accident step into the participant and but the ferocity of the contact was minimal.
Onlookers commented on how the incident was an instance of the whole lot improper with soccer as we speak.
“This makes me not wanna watch soccer anymore,” wrote Twitter person Derien__A12.
One other, Hashim, added: “He seemed earlier than he went! Wants explaining.”
Whereas Pallav joked: “He nearly died.”
Beijing’s defeat lower their lead atop the Chinese language Tremendous League to 2 factors and ended their ten-game successful streak that started on the opening day of the season.