Goalkeeper moves goal posts

Goalkeeper Moves Goal Posts! Literally!

Football fans around the world were stunned when they saw an unbelievable sight of a goalkeeper actually moving the goal posts to his advantage in the Swedish top football league. Kim Christensen, a Danish football player who plays for IFK Gothenburg, was seen on camera kicking the side posts to slightly reduce the target area at the start of a crucial Allsvenskan division match, the equivalent of English Premier League in England.

It took the referee about 20 minutes to realize the tampered goal posts. He then moved them to their correct position and continued the game, not realizing that it was a deliberate ploy by the Danish goalkeeper.

However, video footage at the start of the game clearly showed Christenen kicking the side posts to change their position. After watching the clear video evidence against him, Christenen admitted that this was not the first time he had done this thing. He said he learnt the trick from a goalkeeping friend and since then has done it from time to time.

In Sweden, goal posts often rest on top of the playing surface and can easily be manipulated to any team’s favour. Swedish Football Association has been unable to find any rule pertaining to such an offense and its spokesman said that its disciplinary committee will raise the matter at its next meeting in October. He said moving the goal post is not a specific offense but the player could well face obstruction charges.

He also said:»Since this ia a very special case we cannot say at the moment what will happen. During an investigation, we can say that a player is not allowed to play, but so far he has not been suspended.»

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