The Brazilian Serie A is never dull.
Struggling Ponte Preta took a comfortable 2-0 lead against fellow relegation candidates Vitoria at home and were in a good position to pick up a valuable three points and stave off relegation.
The three points would have kept Ponte in the league but instead centre back Rodrigo’s creepy fingers sparked a disastrous series of events.
He basically confirmed their relegation ‘single handedly’.
Ponte led through early goals from Lucca and Danilo Barcelos then in the 20th minute Rodrigo decided to take things into his own hands, quite literally.
The Brazilian was marking Vitoria’s Santiago Trellez and put his fingers in a certain area of the Colombian’s body where the sun does not shine from.
You get the picture.
The referee duly sent him off but that was not the worst news of the day for naughty Rodrigo.
With their veteran defender off the pitch and backs to the walls down to 10 men, Ponte could not hold on to their two-goal lead to stay in Serie A.
Vitoria scored three second half goals, two coming from the enraged Trellez, and were leading 3-2 when the Ponte fans had seen enough.
With eight minutes left of the match the home supporters invaded the pitch and the match was abandoned.
Reports from Brazil have suggested the crowd was trying to assault the Ponte players for such a terrible show.
Lucky for Rodrigo he had left the pitch by this point.
Ponte had started the day above the relegation zone and needed a win to stay in the league.
Giving the fans a sense of optimism with a 2-0 lead, followed by a red card, collapse, pitch invasion and relegation, it couldn’t have gone worse really.
Keep your hands to yourself next time.