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Ricardo Quaresma Picking Up And Carrying A Time Waster Off The Pitch Is Comedy Gold

Daniel Marland

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Ricardo Quaresma Picking Up And Carrying A Time Waster Off The Pitch Is Comedy Gold

Ricardo Quaresma picked up and cradled his opponent like a baby in an attempt to get him off the pitch last night.


Vitoria de Guimaraes were trailing bottom of the table Belenenses 1-0 on Sunday night when Belenenses midfielder Afonso Sousa decided to lie on the ground.

Sousa probably thought it was a great way to kill time and wind down the clock. What he didn't bet on, was Quaresma taking matters into his own hands.

The 38-year-old bent down and hoisted Sousa into the air before trying to walk to the touchline as quick as possible.

Belenenses players crowded around Quaresma and they felt his actions were extremely disrespectful.

Sousa would escape his foe's grasp and return to his feet, furious with his opponent.

Quaresma was booked shortly after and he argued all he wanted to do was restart the game.

We'd have all done the same Ricardo. Fair play.

Image Credit: SPORT/Twitter
Image Credit: SPORT/Twitter

Belenenses would hold on for the win and it was only their third of the season. Sometimes, time wasting can be considered an art.

Fans have reacted to the incident and they believe it could be one of the best reactions you'll ever see.

One commented: "This could be the craziest thing I've seen all weekend."

Another said: "Quaresma's patience is fully gone and he's had enough of this s**t lol."

While a third put: "Quaresma man, dude has always been a GOAT character."

Quaresma has been at Vitoria since 2020 and has made 16 Primeira Liga appearances this campaign, scoring once.

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

The Euro 2016 winner is regarded as one of the most skilful players of his generation and has played for some of the world's biggest clubs, including Barcelona.

It's been an eventful weekend in Portugal as Friday's heavyweight clash between Porto and Sporting CP also descended into chaos.

Veteran defender Pepe was at the heart of a 40-man full-time brawl which involved ballboys and four sendings off.

Sporting star Joao Palhinha accidentally caught the Real Madrid legend in the face with an overhead clearance and it all kicked off from there.

Pepe remained grounded as the shoving started, but immediately got to his feet at the first sign of trouble.

The four men sent off when all was said and done were Pepe, Agustin Marchesin, Palhinha and Bruno Tabata.

Sebastian Coates had also been given his marching orders for Sporting earlier in the second half.

Featured Image Credit: SPORT/Twitter

Topics: Portugal

Daniel Marland
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