Explosive tossed onto field during soccer match

6:16 PM, Sep 20, 2012   |    comments
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(WXIA) - Wednesday, during an Asian Champions League match in the Iranian city of Isfahan between an Iranian team and a Saudi Arabian team, a live explosive was tossed onto the pitch.

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According to the Washington Post, a player for the Iranian team, Adel Kolahkaj, picked up the explosive, and perhaps thinking it was a stray beanbag, casually tossed it behind the sideboards. The device exploded moments after he tossed it, tearing a hole in the sideboards and frightening everyone nearby.

The blast briefly stopped play, and, according to the Post, didn't stop the match from ending in a scoreless tie.

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