Albania fan hid flare in his rectum

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Albania surprised viewers of Euro 2016 on Sunday night as they overcame Romania by one goal to nil at the Stade des Lumières.

It was Armando Sadiku who headed home for Albania to secure his side's first-ever major tournament victory. 

The winning goal, of course, ensured Albania of third spot in Group A, but it remains to seen as to whether they will be handed a passage through into the knockout stages of the competition.


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In truth, it's unlikely that they will compete in the Round of 16 as one of the best third-place teams, but the entire country will still be watching on over the coming days. 

Despite their wonderful victory, there were also a number of controversies throughout the contest. 

Smuggled flare into stadium 

Indeed, as reported by the BBC, European football body UEFA has launched disciplinary proceedings against both the Albanian and Romanian football federations. 

They've had to take action after crowd trouble during the contest. It was well documented, of course, that flares went off inside the stadium, and now the report from the BBC has given an insight into just how fans actually managed to get them past security. 

Well, it's safe to say that it's rather amusing...

The report states that one French-Albanian supporter hid a banned flare in his rectum. Yeah, you read that correctly. It worked, but it must have been painful. Was it really worth it? 

But Albania are on a high 

The crowd trouble may not go away anytime soon, but Albania will still be on a high following their incredible triumph. 

Manager Giovanni De Biasi was certainly in great spirits after the win and suggested that his side deserve to stay in the tournament. 

“I hope we can stay,” said coach Giovanni De Biasi, as per The Guardian. “I’m a positive person and I think we deserve it. We’ve shown we can play these games against top teams who have more quality than us.” 

“We won with heart and with quality,” De Biasi added. “We were able to contain a squad with strength and quality and that had conceded only two goals in the qualifying phase. Technically we decided to wait for Romania and try to attack the spaces.

"We expected a strong start from them but were ready to counterattack. We defended very well, very solid and we closed the spaces.”

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