Shocking scenes played out in the Swedish league on Monday night as a pitch invader attacked the goalkeeper and issued bomb threats during the match between Joenkoepings Soedra and Oestersunds FK.
The match which was 1-1 at the time, had to be abandoned at the final minute after the pitch invader who was wearing a mask and later revealed to be a 17 year old boy, attacked Ostersunds goalkeeper Aly Keita from behind and beat him up, before he was arrested by police and stadium security officials.
After the episode, Aly Keita told BBC Sports,
‘I am shocked and angry. It is awful that something like this could happen.’
Jonkoping police commander Peter Nordengard has also revealed how the attacker also claimed he had left a bomb at the stands:
‘He is under arrest, we have informed the prosecutor of the arrest and interviews will be conducted with him about the suspected breaches of the law.’
He also revealed that a search of the stadium revealed no evidence of the bomb the young culprit claimed had been left in the stands.
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