Masked fan attacks goalkeeper during Swedish league match
Published 16/08/2016 | 11:31
A masked fan ran on the pitch and attacked a player during a Swedish top-tier league match, forcing the game to be abandoned.
Ostersunds goalkeeper Aly Keita was struck by the fan in the 90th minute of a game away to Jonkopings Sodra on Monday evening.
Footage from the match shows Keita running from his penalty area when he sees a fan pursuing him, then lying on the pitch about 30 metres from his goal after being struck.
Keita was treated for a slight head injury.
A 17-year-old male from Sodertalje, near Stockholm, was arrested by police, the Swedish football federation said in a statement.
Sweden's top referee, Jonas Eriksson, took the teams off the pitch and later abandoned the match.
The federation said it could award a 3-0 win to Ostersunds by default.
Earlier this season, a fireworks incident led to a 3-0 loss being awarded against IFK Goteborg when a home league match was stopped.
A firecracker thrown from the crowd exploded next to Malmo midfielder Tobias Sana, a former Goteborg player, as he warmed up on the sidelines. The game had been level at 0-0 in the 77th minute.
That match was abandoned, also by referee Eriksson, after a linesman who was also near the exploding firework was shocked by the incident.