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DTotD: Crazed pitch invader strangles linesman during Ukrainian match

Brooks Peck
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A crazed pitch invader attacked a linesman during a stoppage in play at a match between Chernomorets Odessa and Metalist in Ukraine. The man, a Chernomorets fan, lunged at the linesman while the officials conversed with the Chernomorets manager about a corner kick awarded to Matelist and grabbed him by the throat while pushing him backwards.

When the police jumped on the purple shirted lunatic, he seemed to calm down and almost immediately surrendered as Chernomorets players tried to talk him down. The officers were even nice enough to give him his hat back, but when he decided he was tired of being man-handled, he started to resist and it ended up taking five guys to keep him restrained. They finally got him into the tunnel so the match could carry on. It ended 1-1 after this brilliant scorpion kick goal scored by Metalist substitute Willian...

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