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(BBC-US)   After fielding only nine players at the start against Benfica, the match abandoned with them fielding only six and 7-0 down, it's now Belenenses 0 - Omicron variant 13   (bbc.com) divider line
    More: Followup, Portuguese club Belenenses, S.L. Benfica, Belenenses club spokesperson, Portugal, Portuguese language, Paul Scheer, South Africa, Portugal national football team  
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2021-11-29 6:53:23 PM  
I don't know if I'm drunk or what, but that headline broke my brain.
 
2021-11-29 9:44:01 PM  

Kubo: I don't know if I'm drunk or what, but that headline broke my brain.


In a soccer match, it's a forfeit if you have less than 7 players for any reason.

The Portuguese federation forced Os Belenenses to play despite the fact they couldn't field a full team due to COVID positives. So they fielded 9 players (2 of them goalkeepers) and Benfica were merciless (first goal was after 24 seconds).

2 players stayed in the dressing room after halftime and one dropped on the ground and refused to keep playing. So Os Belenenses were down to 6 men and the match was abandoned.
 
2021-11-29 9:50:42 PM  
Considering that:

1) Os Belenenses was known to have COVID positives
2) The Omicron variant was announced on Friday
3) Os Belenenses has a player among those infected who played for South Africa very recently

How the fark was the Portuguese federation so cavalier?
 
2021-11-30 12:06:12 AM  

Princip's Sandwich: Considering that:

1) Os Belenenses was known to have COVID positives
2) The Omicron variant was announced on Friday
3) Os Belenenses has a player among those infected who played for South Africa very recently

How the fark was the Portuguese federation so cavalier?


but look at all the ad revenue from page hits!
 
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