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Old Aug 4th 2016, 08:02 PM
MeMyselfAndI MeMyselfAndI is offline
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Default Russia-Norway youth football incident

A Russian team has been banned from the world’s largest teen football tournament after beating up a rival Norwegian team so badly that police were called in.

In a press release issued on Wednesday, the organisers of Norway Cup, an international football tournament for boys aged 10-19, said that Russia’s SPK Cosmos team would be fined 2,000 Norwegian kroner ($240) and would be banned from the tournament.

Trond Lervik, the coach for Norway's Herd team, told Dagbladet newspaper that the Cosmos team had launched an attack after one of their players, who had been earlier sent off with red card for a violent tackle, ran back onto the pitch and karate-kicked one of the Norwegian boys.

The other Russian boys then began beating up their Norwegian rivals, continuing even after the panicking referee blew the whistle to call off the match.

“They stormed towards our players and beat them up. It was a real fight. We way rushing in to get them out of the way,” Lervik said.

The police were called but by the time they arrived the Russian team had already left.

Rune Hekkelstrand from the Oslo police confirmed that the Russian team appeared to have been “very aggressive”.

“Several of the boys had black eyes, and one had a possible broken rib, but this has not been confirmed by paramedics,” he said.

Could be political or just personal... Maybe one of the Norwegians said something to make our lads go off like that... There are rumors, only rumors, mind you, that one of the Norwegians may have called the Russians "swines". And the way it is here, unlike in Scandinavia, I suppose is that you can call people names, if you wish, but you better be able to answer for it physically

A bit of a culture clash there, I understand
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