Well this is awkward.
Colombian club Independiente Santa Fe and Brazil’s Santos squared off in Copa Libertadores group-stage match Wednesday at El Campin stadium in Bogota. Before the match took place, the public-address announcer asked for a moment of silence for Santos player Ricardo Oliveira. There was just one problem: Oliveira not only is very much alive, he was standing on the field in uniform. He even started the game for Santos until he left for a substitute in the 70th minute.
Apparently, the moment of silence was supposed to be for former Santos player Alexandre de Carvalho Kaneko, who died Tuesday of cancer.
Oliveira shook it all off after the game — “Honestly, I didn’t notice,” he said — but Twitter was less kind.
Ricardo Oliveira faz tempo que parece morto em campo, caiu bem o minuto de silêncio
— Juleno de Freitas (@julianov14) April 20, 2017
Translated: “Ricardo Oliveira has been dead for a long time on the pitch.”