Swedish team given 3-0 win after player suffers pear attack
Mjaliby FC were awarded a default victory after Djurgarden fans threw fruit and bottles at the opposition
Mjallby FC have been awarded a 3-0 victory by the Swedish FA after their players were attacked by missiles after scoring a goal against lowly Djurgarden.
However, these weren't any old missiles, and the players were the subject of the Djurgarden fruit brigade and were pelted by pears during their goal celebration.
The game, played on 7th April, was 0-0 until the 37th minute when Mjallby scored to deepen Djurgarden's relegation fears. And it seems the fans of Djurgarden weren't happy with the goal, and they started to hurl fruit and bottles at the Mjallby players as they celebrated.
Because of this, referee Tobias Mattsson decided that it was in the best interest of the players to abandon the game after Mjallby defender Gbenga Arokyo was struck in the ribs by a well-aimed pear from the crowd.
Following the abandonment, the SVFF disciplinary committee proposed that the game should be replayed from the start, with one of the terms of the deal that Djurgarden don't appeal against the action.
But Djurgarden believed that they had a case to fight and following their appeal the Swedish FA have decided to award a 3-0 victory to Mjallby. Along with the revised result, Djurgarden have been hit with a fine of £2300.
It looks like it might get even worse for Djurgarden, with the team currently sitting bottom of the Allsvenskan with one point from a possible 21. Looks like it all went pear-shaped after all.
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