The Russian Bandy Union has decided to cancel the result of Feb. 25 bizarre game when two organizations put the ball into their own nets 20 times, its press help said on Feb. 27.
The Russian Super League match in the northern city of Arkhangelsk bound in an 11-9 win for Baikal-Energiya against Irkutsk’s local club, Vodnik. All 20 targets in this game were scored in their own nets, not their rival’s. The clubs will have to replay the game on March 3 at a neutral colosseum in the Moscow Region, the federation said. Russian Bandy Federation pre-eminent Boris Skrynnik told TASS that both clubs are surface disciplinary action.
“On the one hand, this is provocation, on the other hand – bare stupidity. We will take very tough measures,” he warned. Russian Make a fool ofs Minister Pavel Kolobkov compared Sunday’s game to “a circus” carrying-on.
“At some moment the players forgot they were playing for observers, for their fans,” the minister told TASS.