The UK’s EAST ANGLIAN newspaper provides the gruesome details of one of the most insane soccer injuries we’ve ever heard of. A 14-year-old boy was “impaled” after colliding with the soccer goal post.
Now that’s going to leave a mark.
A teacher on the scene says the incident was a “terrible accident,” and “an investigation is under way.” However, another boy has been arrested on “suspicion of assault.” Seems logical. We’ve never heard of anyone running into a goal post and having it go through the body.
Firefighters had to be called to extract the boy from his impaling. The BBC is reporting that that impaling rod was a plastic pole with a metal tip used for temporary goal posts. We also have learned that “firefighters used hydraulic cutting equipment to shorten the temporary goal post.”
This should serve as a lesson to all kids out there. Avoid rods that could go through you, and don’t play lawn darts. You could die.