Grenade Livens Up Soccer Game in Iran

Player chucks it aside, and it explodes
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 21, 2012 11:22 AM CDT

(Newser) – And you thought fans who threw beer were bad. A video is circulating on the Internet in which an Iranian soccer player finds a grenade (or something like it) lying on the pitch, picks it up, and then casually tosses it out of bounds—where it explodes, reports Opposing Views. No one appears to have been harmed in any way.

The incident took place in an AFC Champions League match between Iran's Sepahan and Saudi Arabia's Al-Ahli, according to, which identifies the player who tosses the explosive device as Sepahan midfielder Adel Kolahkaj. The game resumed after a brief delay, notes the Washington Post. (Read more grenade stories.)

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