Football Player Filmed Kicking Chicken To Death Mid-Game

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Published 08.11.19

A Croatian footballer was given a red card after kicking a chicken to death in the middle of a semi-professional match in Sisak-Moslavina, the New York Post reports.

Ivan Gazdek became so sick of the farm-like conditions during a county second league fixture he went rogue and chased a group of hens.

Disturbing footage shows Gazdek responding to the interruption by chasing after the hens, before violently kicking one of them, which immediately leads to its death.

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The footballer can then be seen picking up the dead animal and throwing it over the fence in two attempts, causing a fluttering of its feathers.

The referee immediately presented the NK Jelengrad footballer with a red card for “unsportsmanlike conduct”.

Speaking to 24 Sata, Gazdek defended his actions, claiming the animals create “unhygienic conditions” for players.

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“Chickens constantly enter the field. The terrain is full of feces — these are unhygienic conditions,” Gazdek said.

“I ran a little to the chickens to chase them off, I swung my foot and killed one by accident. F— it. The referee ran up to me and showed me a direct red card.”

Check it out:

“Believe me, I did not intentionally kill this chicken. I apologized to the owner by letter and sent her a new chicken,” Gazdek said.

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“Nobody thought about it after the game — we ate goulash and enjoyed ourselves.”

A pet owner himself, Gazdek asked for forgiveness from the wider football community, claiming he adores animals and meant no harm.

“I have a dog, two cats, and I also had a parrot, which recently sadly died,” Gazdek said.

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Some serious fowl play at hand here.

I’ll leave it there.

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