An Iranian Player Tossed Debris Off The Field Just Before It Exploded

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Written By Chris Azzopardi

Because that debris was an explosive device that looks something like a grenade in grainy footage and definitely blow’d up real good, hence everyone calling it a grenade*. This incident happened in Iran during the quarterfinals of the AFC Champions League between Sepahan and al-Ahli. You have to feel for the unassuming player who is just trying to clear the field of things thrown by his team’s own fans. A few seconds later, and he might have lost some fingers.

*This post was updated to remove the word “grenade” because Richard Whittall is right.

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