Messina goalkeeper Armando Prisco was sent off during a Sicilian derby with Igea Virtus for urinating in the goal. “I pretended to do some stretches…”
The shot-stopper couldn’t halt the flow during the final minutes of the Serie D game.
“I drink 2-3 litres of water per day,” 21-year-old Prisco told GianlucaDiMarzio.com.
“I actually passed water for the first time as soon as we got to the stadium, then before the warm-up, again once we were in the locker rooms and then during half-time.
“I just couldn’t hold it in. I was trying to move around and looked like a crazy person. So, as soon as I saw play was halted for a substitution, I tried to take advantage of the situation.
“I pretended to do some stretches behind an advertising board and nobody noticed… except for the referee, unfortunately.
“I immediately apologised and I didn’t protest, as I know he was just following the rules. I do want to make it clear, though, that I did nothing obscene. I realise there were many children in the stadium and I tried my hardest to camouflage what I was doing.
“It wasn’t the right thing to do, but I really couldn’t hold it in!”
A teammate stepped in and managed to keep the clean sheet in the 0-0 draw.
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