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TFD: A player hit with a pear is enough to stop a soccer game in Sweden

Posted by: Michael Rand under Soccer Updated: April 8, 2013 - 9:09 PM

Per the Associated Press ... we would love to hear from someone who was at both the Chuck Knoblauch hot dog game and the Swedish soccer pear game. If it's not Jon Marthaler, though, we don't know who it would be.

A Swedish league match between Djurgarden and Mjallby was abandoned Monday after a Mjallby player was hit by a pear.

Angry fans at Djurgarden's home stadium in Stockholm threw bottles, coins, fruit and other objects onto the pitch as Mjallby's players celebrated a goal in the 37th minute.

Television footage showed Mjallby defender Gbenga Arokoyo falling to the ground after an object hit him in the stomach. Swedish broadcaster SVT said it was a pear.

Arokoyo said after the game he was in pain but not seriously injured.

The referees decided to abandon the match after a meeting with police and representatives from both clubs. It wasn't immediately clear when and if the match would be resumed.

 

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