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by: JamieD On  Monday, October 31, 2011

george galamaz punched in the faceIf you are going to run onto the field during a soccer game and attempt to intimidate the visiting team by threatening them with acts of violence and chasing them around the field, you may want to make sure you are not going in solo.  One fan of Romanian soccer club Petrolul Ploiesti learned that lesson the hard way, as he made his way onto the field and punched Steaua Bucharest’s George Galamaz in the head, but was quickly greeted with several kicks to the body and face from the rest of the Steaua players before being taken into custody by the police.

Minutes later, Steaua goalkeeper Ciprian Tatarusanu was hit by a flare from the crowd, causing the referees to abandon the match and award Steaua with the 3-0 victory.  They were already leading by a score of 2-0 at the time of the incident.  When it was all said and done, Galamaz and Tatarusanu were both rushed to a nearby hospital with serious injuries, while Steaua’s Novak Martinovic and Razvan Stanca were sent off for attacking the pitch invader.

If it was the pitch invader’s intention to intimidate the opposition and chase them off the field, he was successful.  Unfortunately, it didn’t earn his team the victory and it will likely result in no more home games for Petrolul Ploiesti for at least one year.

Here is a look at the incidents from Sunday’s game in Romania.

Hat Tip – [101 Great Goals]




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