Polish goalie tries theatricals after penalty called
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Jagiellonia Białystok goalie Bartłomiej Drągowski admitted faking an injury after Sunday's match against rival Ekstraklasa side Lechia Gdańsk, in which he collapsed just after a penalty was called.
Goalie Bartłomieja Drągowski (R) of Jagiellonia Białystok in action on Sunday. Photo: PAP/Piotr Wittman
Drągowski's side was 3-1 down when a penalty was awarded during the Gdańsk clash.
A small white object was seen landing on the pitch some metres away from the goalie.
Drągowski pointed at the object then fell to the ground, apparently writhing in agony.
He then tried to convince the referee that he had been hit by a lighter thrown from the stands.
However, the referee seemed unconvinced and Lechia striker Milos Krasic duly took the penalty, bringing the score to 4-1 in Lechia's favour.
“I must admit it came off a bit weirdly,” the goalie said after the match,
“I could have handled it differently.”
Lechia ultimately won the match 5-1, although much of the online chatter afterwards was focused on Drągowski's amateur dramatics. (nh)
Watch the pre-penalty moves: