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European: Player loses finger while celebrating!!!

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posted on Dec, 8 2004 @ 02:58 PM
A Portuguese soccer player who lost his finger while celebrating a goal for his Swiss club, Servette, wants to forget the grisly incident as soon as possible.

Paolo Diogo, 29, caught his wedding ring on perimeter fencing while celebrating a late goal in Sunday's match which put his struggling Geneva side 4-1 ahead against Schaffhausen. The ring ripped off the top of his finger.

"When I jumped down from the fence, I didn't feel anything at all," Diogo told the Swiss daily Blick on Wednesday. "The first time that I noticed that something was missing from my hand was when is started to hurt. And it hurt tremendously."

Before he noticed the injury, the unlucky player picked up a booking from referee Florian Etter for excessive celebration.

Although club officials found the missing finger, surgeons were unable to reattach it and recommended that the stump be amputated.

"First I talked to my wife and then with our club doctor," Diogo said. "Then finally I saw that amputation was for the best."

Diogo said he was philosophical.

"I'm not dead and life goes on. So I have to live with one less finger."

Associated Press

posted on Dec, 8 2004 @ 03:51 PM
talk about being unlucky. maybe thats one of the reasons why refs book you for over the top celebrating goals lol

posted on Dec, 8 2004 @ 04:56 PM
kinda as stupid as Gus Frerrotte...

posted on Dec, 8 2004 @ 04:59 PM
whats the story to that guy Gibbs?

posted on Dec, 8 2004 @ 05:10 PM
He was the Quarterback for the redskins several years back, and he celebrated a TD pass (or run, I forget the exact details) by running into the wall of the stadium, which was a little bit of foam padding over a concrete wall. Gave himself a concussion.


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