Swedish player gets sent off after celebrating hat-trick goal

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Scoring your first career hat-trick is always a special moment - even more so if you're a defender.

But for one Swedish player, it was a mixture of emotions as he found the back of the net for only the second, third and fourth time in his career during one game last weekend.

Sweden's third division admittedly doesn't usually warrant much attention but Norrby IF's Medi Dresevic performance deserves special recognition on this occasion.

The centre-back managed to score an unlikely hat-trick during his side's convincing 6-1 win over Tvaaker.

But the highlight was undoubtedly Dresevic's third goal and ultimately, his final contribution to the game.

The 24-year-old found himself lurking at the edge of the box as a cross was cleared directly into his path.

Dresevic expertly took the ball down on his chest before hitting a stunning half-volley into the bottom corner.

Understandably delighted with his rare achievement, Dresevic decided that it had justified a very special celebration and proceeded to run into the sparsely filled stand.

He then humorously clapped his own effort and was subsequently 'mobbed' by a few delighted supporters.

But there was a catch.

Dresevic had forgotten he had already been shown a yellow card earlier in the match so his joy turned into bewilderment as he received a second booking and then a red, upon his return to the pitch.

Jumping into the stand is a standard yellow card offence so the defender and his teammates could have no complaints after being given his marching orders.

It rather tarnished the Norrby man's special moment and meant his team were forced to play the remaining seven minutes with 10 men.

Unsurprisingly, they were able to hold on to victory despite Dresevic's absence, but we would recommend he plans any future celebrations a bit more thoroughly if he ever finds himself in a similar position.

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