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Ref gives yellow card to a dead man


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"A footballer booked by a no-nonsense referee for diving had in fact dropped dead of a heart attack.

Goran Tunjic, a 32-year-old defender playing for the Croatian side Mladost, collapsed and fell to the ground after being tackled in the 35th minute of a game against local rivals Hrvatski Sokola.

The ref, who had warned the teams in their dressing rooms before kick-off that he would deal firmly with any play-acting, promptly strode across the pitch to the prone player and waved a yellow card at him.

The Sokola supporters cheered but players who gathered around saw Tunjic was in serious trouble.

The referee realised his mistake and called for medical aid. The unconscious Tunjic was stretchered from the field and taken to a nearby hospital.

But he was declared dead on arrival, with doctors saying he had almost certainly died on the pitch from a massive heart attack.

'Doctors tried to help him but there was nothing they could do,' a club spokesman said of the player, who had no previous medical problems. 'He just fell dead on the spot.'

The fifth division home league game was abandoned, with the score at 0-0."

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1273891/Footballer-Goran-Tunjic-gets-yellow-card-diving-heart-attack.html

I feel bad for the person who passed. I'm sure the ref feels the same. Here in the US, I don't watch much football, except for the World Cup every 4 years. Is faking an injury a common tactic?

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Woah that's horrible news, feel bad for the ref, but at the same time the ref seeing it was foul play is a little funny! The death of course is not.

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"A footballer booked by a no-nonsense referee for diving had in fact dropped dead of a heart attack.

Goran Tunjic, a 32-year-old defender playing for the Croatian side Mladost, collapsed and fell to the ground after being tackled in the 35th minute of a game against local rivals Hrvatski Sokola.

The ref, who had warned the teams in their dressing rooms before kick-off that he would deal firmly with any play-acting, promptly strode across the pitch to the prone player and waved a yellow card at him.

The Sokola supporters cheered but players who gathered around saw Tunjic was in serious trouble.

The referee realised his mistake and called for medical aid. The unconscious Tunjic was stretchered from the field and taken to a nearby hospital.

But he was declared dead on arrival, with doctors saying he had almost certainly died on the pitch from a massive heart attack.

'Doctors tried to help him but there was nothing they could do,' a club spokesman said of the player, who had no previous medical problems. 'He just fell dead on the spot.'

The fifth division home league game was abandoned, with the score at 0-0."

More:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1273891/Footballer-Goran-Tunjic-gets-yellow-card-diving-heart-attack.html

I feel bad for the person who passed. I'm sure the ref feels the same. Here in the US, I don't watch much football, except for the World Cup every 4 years. Is faking an injury a common tactic?

Ofc it is Cristiano Ronaldo dived like he been hit by a bullet on so many occasions,, its ridiculous

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Football now is more like a Shakespeare play than a game of football

Loads of times you see the player fall over when the reply shows clearly there was no contact at all

its worse than WWF wrestling

Ronaldo deserves a bafta

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Here in the US, I don't watch much football, except for the World Cup every 4 years. Is faking an injury a common tactic?

Yep, it happens all of the time. Players will try to make it seem as though they've been fouled in order to get free-kicks and penalties. It's called 'diving' and it's the scourge of football.

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talk about sudden death....

or maybe it could point to a drug problem in Croatian football which nobody's caught? we dont know what the testing and enforcement is like over there...?

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Ughhh did you guys read the topic? The guy died, he didn't dive so uhhh WTF has Ronaldo and diving got to do with it?

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Yep, it happens all of the time. Players will try to make it seem as though they've been fouled in order to get free-kicks and penalties. It's called 'diving' and it's the scourge of football.

Yup... :no:

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Ughhh did you guys read the topic? The guy died, he didn't dive so uhhh WTF has Ronaldo and diving got to do with it?

Did you read the thread? Someone asked if diving was common

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Ughhh did you guys read the topic? The guy died, he didn't dive so uhhh WTF has Ronaldo and diving got to do with it?

The referee thought he was diving and hence gave him a yellow card, but he was dead. That's what diving's got to do with it.

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