More soccer violence in lower divisions
The seventh division clash between little-known teams Hetlevik 2 and Djerv 2 resulted in an unusual outpouring of violence. A goalkeeper was chased home, a club foreman was head-butted to the ground and female spectators were insulted and threatened with rape. Police intervention was needed to restore order, newspaper AskÃ¸yvÃ¦ringen reports.
One player from each team became involved in a heated argument as they were heading for the locker room after coming off in the closing minutes. After the final whistle blew, Djerv players went berserk.
The Hetlevik goalkeeper was chased home, and three girls, the youngest aged 11, were subjected to crude sexual insults from some of the Djerv players. Some spectators were threatened with rape.
Local football authorities have had some trouble with Djerv 2 before and said the team, which consists largely of Kurdish players, might not be allowed to play the two final games of the season.
"There are a few individual players who behave in a completely unacceptable way and have problems following the rules that apply on the pitch. Those who have behaved badly will be sanctioned. But it is still important to remember that football is a positive arena where everyone can take part," local football leader Roald Bruun-Hansen told newspaper Bergens Tidende.
According to newspaper Bergensavisen, Bruun-Hansen refused to comment on reports that Djerv players threatened to decapitate members of the spectating crowd.