Independiente Santa Fe, Botafogo Delayed By Dog: Copa Sudamericana Soccer Match Stopped (VIDEO)

10/26/2011 10:15 am ET | Updated Dec 26, 2011

Tuesday's Copa Sudamericana match between Independiente Santa Fe and Botafogo was interrupted in the 67th minute due to an unexpected pitch invader. No, it wasn't a college student dressed as a referee. And, it wasn't a streaker dressed in... well, nothing.

The Independiente-Botafogo match was halted for about three minutes because a dog ran onto the field. The canine easily evaded any stadium personnel who approached and eventually a few of the players made half-hearted attempts at corralling it. Eventually, the dog seemed to lose interest in being chased and departed of his own volition. With Santa Fe already leading 4-0, maybe the dog decided it was best to beat the rush for the parking lot.


Hat Tip: Dirty Tackle