Sunday March 25 2018
Goalkeeper: 'I couldn't hold it in!'

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

“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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