By Chris Wright
Skandal has hit Swedish football after the Allsvenskan game between Djurgarden and Mjallby last night had to be abandoned five or so minutes before half time when home fans began pelting Mjallby players with anything they had to hand.
The problems arose when Djurgarden midfielder Yussif Chibsah went down in the middle of the pitch clutching his face and, while the home side eased off expecting the ball to be put out of play, Mjallby capitalised on their numerical advantage to score the opening goal of the game.
As Mjallby celebrated, the players were pelted by the home supporters with beer bottles and coins being flung in the general direction of the pitch. Mjallby’s Gbenga Arokoyo then hit the deck after being struck in the side by a projectile which was later found to be a pear – yep, a pear…
The referee then ordered all 22 players back into the dressing rooms and, after 45 minutes of deliberation with his fellow officials, decided to abandon the match.
According to Reuters, Mjallby are now almost certain to be awarded with a 3-0 victory whereas Djurgarden are expected to be looking at some fairly harsh sanctions from the Swedish FA for failing to control their