Footballer caught naked on camera moments after soaked pitch saw match abandoned

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Benfica stars including Jan Vertonghen were caught out by some intrusive television footage on Sunday.

After their Primeira Liga clash against Santa Clara was abandoned due to adverse weather, a camera shot pointing inside the dressing room spotted the backside of an unnamed player who was getting changed.

The match was called off after just six minutes due to a worsening storm, and is due to be restarted on Monday afternoon – but some players could be left annoyed at their recent exposure.

Shortly after the pictures were shown on tv, Portugal legend and Sporting Director Rui Costa stormed onto the pitch with his phone in hand to try and get some answers from those in charge of the broadcast.

Benfica wrote on their official website: “The storm that hit the island of Sao Miguel this Sunday determined the interruption and subsequent decision to postpone the Santa Clara-Benfica match, from round 12 of the Liga NOS.

“The match will be resumed this Monday at 5 pm (4 pm in the Azores).”

Benfica go into the rearranged match third in the table with a game in hand over both second-placed Porto and leaders Sporting having won nine of their opening 11 games.

Benfica boss Jorge Jesus said before the match when asked about his targets for 2021: “What we all want for 2021 will be our intellectual and physical freedom, which has to do with the pandemic.

“We all want this to get out of our lives. It is what I want the most.

“As far as the match is concerned, the expectations are always the same: Benfica always plays with the prospect of winning but we know that the opponent that will will face in the Azores is difficult.

“So, our idea is to continue the journey and regain the first place. I don't know when, but as soon as possible.”

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