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Bshredder
Post #1
Wednesday June 19, 2013 8:30pm

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I'm not exaggerating about this. This is the most remarkable story I ever seen in sports.

A Bosnian GK in a local league gets shot in the head during the game. He keeps playing and goes a full 90. He gets the bullet removed after the game.

I would never complain about a cramp again after reading this.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/soccer-dirty-ta...

stone88
Post #2
Wednesday June 19, 2013 8:45pm

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 839
What the hell?? That is all I can really say about this.

Bshredder
Post #3
Wednesday June 19, 2013 8:55pm

Joined Aug 2011
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This guy gives a whole new definition to "tough as nails"

he only let in one goal too.

Speaking of which, the USMNT goes to Bosnia in August.

navi8132
Post #4
Wednesday June 19, 2013 9:16pm

Joined Jul 2012
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I mean, that is so ludicrous from a medical perspective. What kind of coach, teammate, friend, acquaintance, or pedestrian lets someone continue to perform physical activity after a traumatic wound. They should be all punished.

stone88
Post #5
Wednesday June 19, 2013 9:26pm

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 839
Original post from navi8132

I mean, that is so ludicrous from a medical perspective. What kind of coach, teammate, friend, acquaintance, or pedestrian lets someone continue to perform physical activity after a traumatic wound. They should be all punished.


Nobody, even the keeper himself, realized he had a bullet in his head until after the game. Very wierd!

Bshredder
Post #6
Wednesday June 19, 2013 9:33pm

Joined Aug 2011
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I think getting shot in the head impaired his ability to really comprehend what was going on - so that explains the weirdness of why he didn't realize he was shot. He thought he hit his head on the post when making a save but it turns out he got shot in the head from a stray bullet.

So it's understandable from the goalkeeper's perspective. The weird thing is why his teammates or coaches didn't realize what was going on.

recycledhumans
DFWTX
Post #7
Wednesday June 19, 2013 9:55pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,151
"after local police combed the area to discover that there were three weddings in Boljakov Potok that day."

'nuff said. Shooting your gun into the air at a wedding in the Balkans is very common, especially out in the country.

How come nobody thought it was weird that the keeper was a 51 year old?

Bshredder
Post #8
Wednesday June 19, 2013 10:03pm

Joined Aug 2011
Total Posts: 1,459
because when he gets shot in the head but keeps playing, all the other weirdness of the story kind of takes a back seat in grabbing your attention

But to address your point, yes it is common in that area to shoot guns into the air at weddings. The goalkeeper getting shot in the head is sad and isn't the strangest of strange things.

The fact he kept playing is where it goes into the weird department.

recycledhumans
DFWTX
Post #9
Wednesday June 19, 2013 10:19pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,151
Just trying to add a little humor to what could have been a horrifying story...

What's strangest to me was that no one saw any blood...I would expect a bullet hole in one's head to produce at least a little bleeding, enough for someone to notice the red streak going down his neck.

Still, quite the die hard (literally) team player they got there between the sticks, hang on to him!

Bshredder
Post #10
Thursday June 20, 2013 2:31am

Joined Aug 2011
Total Posts: 1,459
X-Ray



Branquinho
Ballerado
Post #11
Thursday June 20, 2013 3:44am

Joined Jun 2013
Total Posts: 20
its a good thing they pointed that out... im not sure i could have found it without the guidance of that well maintained finger.

oldkeeper
NY, NY
Post #12
Thursday June 20, 2013 3:13pm

Joined Jun 2013
Total Posts: 165
Dude creates a whole new definition of toughness for keepers. That'll be a a hard one to top. No more whiny pants from any guys I train now for bumps and bruises. Suck it up fellas! Unless you have a bullet in your head, no complaining!!!

skangles
DC
Post #13
Thursday June 20, 2013 5:05pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 1,964
If B&H qualify for the world cup, they better find a spot in their delegation for this guy. Make him an honorary coach or something and send him to the world cup. I'm sure he'd serve as an inspiration to the players and you wouldn't have to deal with anything like the French pettiness from 2010.


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