STOCKHOLM — A Swedish league match between Djurgarden and Mjallby was abandoned Monday after a Mjallby player was hit by a pear.
Angry fans at Djurgarden’s home stadium in Stockholm threw bottles, coins, fruit and other objects onto the pitch as Mjallby’s players celebrated a goal in the 37th minute.
Television footage showed Mjallby defender Gbenga Arokoyo falling to the ground after an object hit him in the stomach. Swedish broadcaster SVT said it was a pear.
Arokoyo said after the game he was in pain but not seriously injured.
The referees decided to abandon the match after a meeting with police and representatives from both clubs. It wasn’t immediately clear when and if the match would be resumed.
Editor’s Note: Watch the pear hit Arokoyo in the video below.
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