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Soccer Player Almost Loses A Hand After Picking Up A Live Smoke Grenade Off The Field (Video)

by: Esteban On  Thursday, September 20, 2012

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Approximately one month ago we told you about a nasty confrontation between fans of Rapid Vienna and PAOK FC. It took place before a Europa League match, and with all the flares being thrown back and forth, we said the stadium looked like a war zone.

Of course, it wasn’t actually a war zone, since road flares, while dangerous, aren’t exactly classified as explosives. Grenades, on the other hand, are a completely different story.  If somebody threw one of those at a soccer game, then yeah, you could call it a legitimate war zone.

Well, guess what: somebody threw a grenade onto the field at a soccer game. Sure, it was a smoke grenade, which is used for signalling purposes. But those things still explode, so they can be pretty dangerous.

The incident in question took place at a recent Asian Champions League soccer game in Iran between Sepahan FC (Iran) and al-Ahli SC (Saudi Arabia). In the video, you see Sepahan midfielder Adel Kolahkaj casually pick the grenade up and toss it off the field just moments before it explodes.

So in other words, the dude almost lost a hand.

Take a look:

So I guess at this point, we should issue a warning to soccer players that I would have thought is quite obvious: if you see something that looks like a grenade on the field, don’t pick it up, because those things tend to be dangerous.

Hat Tip – [Washington Post]




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