This Is Why You Don’t Mess With Goalkeepers

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Written By Chris Azzopardi

On Wednesday, an Ajax fan invaded the pitch during his side’s Dutch Cup clash with AZ Alkmaar. But instead of jumping around like an idiot and getting himself escorted out of the stadium by security, like most pitch invaders, he decided to take a swing at AZ keeper Esteban Alvarado. Alvarado, not being a drunken idiot, knocked the fan out of the air and onto the ground, and proceeded to lay down some hurt. Presumably fearing for the safety of the rest of the crowd, the ref showed him a red card, and the decision was made to abandon the match.

It’s really the fan’s own fault. One of the oldest truths about soccer is that if a keeper is any good, he’s at least a little bit nuts. AZ are top of the league, with the fewest goals conceded. Need we say more?

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