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Question Overheard At Soccer Match In Iran: Anyone Know Why There’s A Grenade On The Field?
September 22, 2012
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In the course of a baseball game, or a hockey game, or a soccer match, any number of things can end up on the field that don't belong there.

A balloon, a beach ball, a streaker, a seagull. Anyone remember the Dave Winfield scandal at the old Exhibition Stadium in Toronto?


On August 4th, 1983, when Winfield was with the New York Yankees, he threw a ball at a seagull. Well, the ball hit the bird and killed it. After the game, police charged Winfield with cruelty to animals. He was released after posting a $500 bond, and the charges were dropped the next day.

In the off-season, Winfield came back to Toronto and donated two paintings for an Easter Seals auction, which raised over $60,000.

There's even a cute 1:00 minute documentary that investigates what really happened. You can watch that here.

All of that is a round-a-bout way of saying, you have to check out this video. It's from a soccer match in Iran in the city of Isfahan.

One of the players (#40 on the left) noticed an object on the field, picked it up and tossed it aside. Trouble is, it was a grenade and when it the ground, it exploded.

Take a look.

That got us thinking about other crazy moments when people or strange things ended up in the middle of sporting event. Since we're now on at 7pm, here's our top seven.

Formula One Race: Guy Runs On The Track... Wearing A Kilt

1989 Boston Garden: Fan Jumps On The Ice. Fast Forward To 2:50 For The Greatest Hit By A Referee. These Days, Automatic Suspension.

NFL: Fan Steals Ball From Green Bay Packers' QB Brett Favre

Horse Racing: And Down The Stretch They Come... With A Streaker?

1982, Cal vs. Stanford, The Best Finish In College Football History: The Band Is On The Field!

Extreme Championship Wrestling: Fans Throw Chairs In The Ring And Yes, There Are 4 Wrestlers Under There

Russian Premier Soccer League: Fan Scores On A Penalty Kick

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