By Chris Wright
In which, during Lierse’s 2 – 1 win over Zulte Waregem in the Belgian Jupiler League last Saturday, assistant referee Frederick Geldhof is struck in the back of the head by a rogue missile from the crowd consisting of a single piece of damp cardboard.
Mr Geldhof, believing himself to have been shot through the heart at the end of Spaghetti Western movie, then proceeds to stagger off into the desert looking for a place to curl up and die while the vultures begin picking at his half-dead corpse like Eli soddin’ Wallach…
Said Geldhof after the game:
“My head was struck by an object. and I thought it was a block of ice. I was dizzy and thought I would faint. I heard later that it was a piece of cardboard. It’s no laughing matter. I am father of two children and my daughter sent a text message because she was worried.”
Again. Wet cardboard.