The football match for promotion to the second division in Bolivia between Nueva Santa Cruz and Aiquile FC will be discussed for a long time. Not because of the result, although Nueva Santa Cruz will be quite happy with the 5-1 win, but because of a break from the game.
In the second half, the game had to be stopped Sunday because the players in the Édgar Peña Gutiérrez in Warnes were attacked by a swarm of bees.
While some players lay out on the grass so as not to disturb the insects further, others flew wildly with arms and shirts.
“What can you do about it?” , Aiquile team doctor Jesus Rendón responded to local news media. “The wind has disrupted the bees. It‘s nature. I’ve never experienced this before.” The bees were chased out with flares, video footage shows.
Eventually the game had to be interrupted for two hours. After that, Aiquile FC suffered a two-way painful defeat. Nueva Santa Cruz won the Copa Simón Bolívar, the former second division.