It’s the league cup final, a chance to win a brace for the season. What can make the already eccentric crowd at the footballing spectacle even crazier? A flying referee bringing the official game ball to start the match; of course!
Watch this absolutely insane ball delivery at the Portuguese Cup Final on Sunday with the referee riding a hovercraft from the future, Green Goblin style, and landing effortlessly in front to deliver the game ball.
— SL Benfica (@SLBenfica) May 28, 2017
The official rode the spider-shaped drone for 70 meters and about 40 feet high in pouring rain before handing over the ball near the halfway line. Benfica took the game against Vitória de Guimarães, beating them 2-1 and completing their 11th league and cup double.