Diogo loses finger in celebration, funny read (2 Viewers)

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BERN, Dec 6 (Reuters) - A player in Switzerland's top division has been left without a finger after a goal celebration went horribly wrong.
Servette midfielder Paulo Diogo was forced to have his left ring finger amputated on Sunday after catching it on a perimeter fence during his side's 4-1 win at Schafthausen.

The 29-year-old Swiss-Portuguese player jumped up on the fence in celebration after setting up his team's third goal.

Diogo, who got married recently failed to notice, however, that his wedding ring was caught in the metal barrier and severed the top two joints of the finger as he jumped back down.

He was then shown a yellow card for his excessive celebration.

Doctors at a Zurich hospital were unable to re-attach the finger joints and advised the amputation of the remaining stump.
Not only did he lose his ring finger, but he was also given a yellow card. That ref is a legend. Haha. Oh boy....
 

swag

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This is, of course, partly why there are rules about non-approved "player equipment". (See USA-El Salvador Sept 8.)
 

Geof

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++ [ originally posted by swag ] ++
This is, of course, partly why there are rules about non-approved "player equipment". (See USA-El Salvador Sept 8.)
what happened in that mach?
 
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Because he got a yellow card as well. Just picture the ref after he has seen the guy lose a finger, then he gives him a yellow card on top of it all. funny IMO.
 

Daddi

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Oct 27, 2004
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haha this is old news. But still Funny. I Remember I read it in the newspaper and it were a pic on the player without the finger. The article didnt say anything about the Diougo got warned. hehe, sorry, but this is funny :)
 

swag

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++ [ originally posted by Geof ] ++
what happened in that mach?
Nothing that tragic. Just that both squads were warned before the game that the refs were going to enforce equipment standards re: jewelry, etc. One guy on the El Salvador NT received a yellow card earlier in the match. Later on the ref caught that the guy was also wearing a necklace, despite the clear advisory before the game ... so he had no choice but to double yellow and eject him. Caused a huge uproar, but IMO -- the ref did the right thing. Those rules are there for a good reason.
 

ZhiXin

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++ [ originally posted by swag ] ++


Nothing that tragic. Just that both squads were warned before the game that the refs were going to enforce equipment standards re: jewelry, etc. One guy on the El Salvador NT received a yellow card earlier in the match. Later on the ref caught that the guy was also wearing a necklace, despite the clear advisory before the game ... so he had no choice but to double yellow and eject him. Caused a huge uproar, but IMO -- the ref did the right thing. Those rules are there for a good reason.
Same for basketball as well. Even watches r taken off as well for fear that these objects may cut the opponent's hand or feet or any other body parts.
 

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