TV viewers left absolutely baffled as Barcelona star Araujo ‘DISAPPEARS’ after being tackled mid-game against Real Betis | The Sun

BARCELONA defender Ronald Araujo DISAPPEARED after being tackled mid-game against Real Betis.

The Catalan giants are having an incredible domestic campaign, where they are sitting pretty at the top of LaLiga after 19 games.

Xavi's men are eight points clear of defending Spanish and European champions Real Madrid, although Los Blancos do have a game in hand.

Barca extended their lead at the top of the Spanish top flight with a 2-1 away win over Real Betis.

Ex-Leeds ace Raphinha opened the scoring and Robert Lewandowski doubled Barca's lead ten minutes from time.

Betis did pull a goal back with an own goal through Jules Kounde, but a William Carvalho red card in added-time secured the three points for the visitors.

In the game, a funny moment occurred where Barca defender Araujo DISAPPEARED after being tackled bey Betis forward Willian Jose in the 80th minute.

The 23-year-old Uruguay international took a tumble in front of the advertising board and his body flickered before going invisible, leaving TV viewers baffled.

One fan said on the moment: "He kinda phased in and out at first… and then disappeared completely. What the heck."

Another said: "Nah i'm pretty sure Araujo got deleted mid-game."

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The reasoning behind Araujo vanishing is because of technology.

Asked in the Reddit thread if the ad panels are green screen, used to show different ads to viewers based on country or region, a user explained: “The theory is more or less correct.

"But these are virtual overlays placed on the TV feed and then it shows a targeted ad depending on the region the game is being broadcasted to.

"There’s no green screen trickery going on though. People in the stadium can still see the ads on the led boards."

A similar incident happened in Paris Saint-Germain's 1-1 draw with Reims recently.

Sergio Ramos temporarily lost his head while stood near the goal and in front of the advertising boards.

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