Croatian footballer kicks and kills a chicken in a bizarre incident during a match. He then hurled the body off the pitch before being sent off.
A Croatian footballer named Ivan Gazdek was involved in an unprecedented send off after he killed a chicken in the middle of a semi-professional match between NK Jelengrad & Jasenovac on Sunday afternoon. The incident has since made its way onto social media.
During the match, a group of fans made their way onto the pitch. Jelengrad lead the match with the score 2-1. However, the unwanted visitors threatened to bring disturbance to the game. 23-year old Ivan Gazdek then decided to take matters into his hands.
Croatian footballer kicks and kills a chicken in a bizarre incident during a match
Gazdek chased the chickens and kicked a ginger coloured hen which killed the bird immediately. He then violently handled the body as he attempted to hurl it off the pitch twice before making his way onto the pitch to continue with the game.
Speaking to local news website 24 Sata, Gazdek revealed that the referee gave him his marching orders and sent him off for ‘unsportsmanlike conduct’.
“Believe me, it was not intentional. The result was far from certain at that moment and I was nervous.
“Chickens are constantly entering the field, so the game must be stopped. The terrain is full of faeces, these are unhygienic conditions.
“I ran to the chickens a little to chase them away, I swung my foot and killed one by accident, f*** it.”
He also said that he did not hate animals and had in fact, owned a variety of pets throughout his life including a parrot that recently passed away. Gazdek aimed to atone for his actions by writing a note of apology to the owner of the chicken and also bought her a new chicken to replace the one he had taken away from her.
Despite the gesture however, his actions were still a form of animal cruelty. It would do him and the people around him a world of good to sit down and have a discussion on the subject so not to have a repeat of the unfortunate situation in the future ever again.
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