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Watch: Hellacious Scenes As Edin Dzeko Gets Sent Off For Literally Jocking Opponent

Watch: Hellacious Scenes As Edin Dzeko Gets Sent Off For Literally Jocking Opponent

Bosnia's World Cup qualifier in Athens took a turn for the worse in its final stages.

Both Bosnian striker Edin Dzeko and Greek defender Kyriakos Papadopoulos were sent off by the corner flag during Bosnia's 1-0 win, after one of the most outrageous exchanges we've seen on a football pitch in some time.

With former Man City striker Dzeko in possession, Papadopoulos grabbed him by the midriff and hauled him to the turf, much to Dzeko's ire.

So untethered was Dzeko in his rage, in fact, that he literally 'jocked' his adversary, taking two attempted grabs to free the Greek defender of his shorts. A near-riot broke out amongst the players as a bad-tempered affair finally reached its inevitable boiling point in comical circumstances, and Dzeko received his second yellow while Papadopoulos got a straight red for their parts in the ensuing meleé. You can view the incident below:

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That's quite literally schoolboy stuff from Dzeko, and surely worthy of a striahgt red card on the basis that few if any viewers wished to see Papadopoulos in his underpants at any point during proceedings.

The game as a whole, however, was marred by more serious incidents, as Greek fans unfurled pro-Serbian banners which taunted Bosnian fans over the genocide which saw 8,000 Muslim Bosniaks killed in July 1995.

A late Greek equaliser sees them sit three points ahead of Bosnia, who remain in third place.

[r/soccer]

Gavan Casey
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Former handwriting champion. Was violently bitten by a pelican at Fota Wildlife Park in 2001.

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