DRONE USED IN RIO DERBY
In Brazil top tier league, a drone was used to troll the opposition as Vasco de Gama and Fluminense clashed.
The Rio de Janeiro derby was paused for a while as a Gama fan flew a drone over the pitch in a heightened case of trolling opposition fans.
This time instead of the more conventional method of using a plan with a banner attached, a drone was employed. The drone was carrying a banner displaying a ‘C’ sign. Vasco de Gama fans cheered on as the drone flew past the pitch as they knew the implication.
The visiting fans were angered by the display due to history. In 1999, Fluminense were relegated to Serie C, the third tier. So the banner was a reminder of their past.
In the game itself, Vasco were 1-0 up but the visitors fought hard to get the equalizer. Both sides scored again to make it 2-2 but former West Ham star Nene added one in injury time to seal victory for Vasco.
The game had many past European stars who returned home to continue their careers like former Liverpool keeper Diego Cavalieri and former Sevilla star Luis Fabiano.
Both sides are outside of the top four after three games in the new season. The drone incident was a major talking point despite the dramatic game between both sides.