Sent for a chicken! Soccer player receives a red card for killing a KIP during a match in Croatia
- The 23-year-old Ivan Gazdek played football in Croatia when chickens ran onto the field
- Athlete was filmed following the herd before he kicked one of the animals to death
- He then picked up the chicken's body and hurled it over a nearby fence
- The referee received a straight red card for & # 39; unsporting behavior & # 39;
A Croatian footballer received a straight red card during a game for kicking a chicken after it had run onto the field.
Ivan Gazdek, 23, played for NK Jelengrad against Jasenovac in a semi-professional game in Northern Croatia when the incident happened.
Video shows that Gazdek is chasing a group of chickens who have walked onto the field before kicking a ginger-colored specimen that immediately falls dead.
Ivan Gazdek, 23, received a straight red card at the weekend during a semi-professional football game in Croatia for kicking a chicken after it ran out on the field
Gazdek & # 39; s team was 2-1 the moment a flock of chickens ran onto the field, forcing a break in the game and triggering a violent reaction from the athlete
He then picks up the body and takes two attempts to throw it over a fence around the field and send a plume of feathers.
Speak on local news site 24 Sata, Gazdek said that the referee immediately after stopping the shots gave him a straight red card for & # 39; unsporting behavior & # 39 ;.
He explained his actions and added: & believe me, it was not intentional. The result was far from certain at the time and I was nervous.
& # 39; Chickens constantly enter the field, so the game must be stopped. The terrain is full of faeces, these are unsanitary conditions.
& # 39; I ran a little towards the chickens to chase them away, I waved my foot and accidentally killed one, damn it. & # 39;
Video lets Gazdek swing the chicken over a fence before the referee showed him a straight red card for & # 39; unsporting behavior & # 39;
Gazdek later apologized and said he had no intention of killing the chicken and has since apologized to the owner and bought a replacement
He also denied that he hates animals because he said he has a dog and two cats, and that he had a parrot until he died recently.
Gazdek said the woman who owned the chicken was not protesting at the time, but he still sent her an apology along with a new chicken.
Despite the red card, which was given when the Gazdek team appeared only 2-1, they won the match 8-1.
A team spokesperson said that Gazdek will not undergo further punishment and that no one spoke about the incident after the game.
& # 39; We ate goulash and enjoyed ourselves, & # 39; the spokesperson added.
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