We know plenty about shin pads here at Pro Soccer Shin Pads but we don’t tend to see them used for anything other than protecting the shins during a match.
It was a bit of a surprise therefore to see Brazilian player Andre Lima use his shin pads as a makeshift mobile phone case this week.
With his Avai side needing results elsewhere to go their way to avoid relegation from Brazil’s Serie A, substitute Lima smuggled his phone into the dugout in his shin pads and kept up-to-date with Figueirense’s game against Fluminense.
When Figueirense went 1-0 up Lima could be seen checking his shin pads and then urging his team-mates to attack.
Isso não tem preço. André Lima olhando time da série A. pic.twitter.com/MpnS9XZyby
— Leomar (@Kossmannleomar) December 7, 2015
Unfortunately for Avai, who drew 1-1 with Corinthians, Figueirense held on to win and send Lima’s side down.