Poor sportsmanship leads to goal in German third division match
File this one under "nice guys always finish last."
SV Meppen had major beef with Carl Zeiss Jena after what can only be described as shenanigans went down in their German third-division match on Saturday.
Trailing 2-0 in the 57th minute, Carl Zeiss Jena's Julian Guenther-Schmidt went down after a 50-50 challenge with an opponent. As he briefly lay on the ground from the clash, a gentlemanly Meppen player held up the ball, seemingly stopping play so Guenther-Schmidt could receive medical attention.
And that's when all heck broke loose.
With the entire Meppen team having stopped in anticipation of a pause in proceedings, Soeren Eismann -- he of no chill -- stole the ball off the foot of his kindly opponent, raced forward and slotted past the Meppen goalkeeper to make the score 2-1.
Oh, no he didn't?
Oh, yes he did!
And as you can imagine, that didn't go down so well with the Meppen players, who chased after Eismann while levelling a bevy of shoves and, we imagine, none-too-kind words onto the 29-year-old German.
Sorry, not sorry.
But of course, Meppen would eventually work past the incident, dust themselves and hold on for a hard-earned and much-deserved victory, right?
Carl Zeiss Jena instead went on to score a later equaliser, making it an all-around miserable day for poor old Meppen.
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