Fan chucks TV out of window

A Polish football fan was arrested for throwing his TV out of a third floor window when Russia scored a goal against his team.


The man from Sosnowiec was so furious when midfielder Alan Dzagoev headed home just before half-time in Tuesday's Euro 2012 match that he simply hurled his telly out of the window, where it crashed to the ground and exploded.

Thankfully nobody was hurt, although neighbours called police immediately: they were on the scene within minutes and arrested the as-yet-unnamed 46-year-old, described by witnesses as "uncooperative and heavily drunk".

That meant he missed the second half, and therefore did not witness Jakub Blaszczykowski's cracking equaliser with just over half an hour remaining that kept alive the Poles' hopes of making it through the group stage.

"When Russia scored the first goal, the man was so overcome by emotion that he took his old television and simply chucked it out the window," police spokesman Tomasz Czerniak said.

"Fortunately no one was around, so the television just fell, exploded, but no one was injured," he added.

The angry fan will not only have to splash out on a new TV, he also faces a 500-zloty fine - that's roughly £100.

And Czerniak confirmed that he did not even know whether the man had yet discovered the good news that Poland will still make the knockout stages if they beat the Czech Republic on Saturday.

"He'll find out soon enough and then he'll realise he jumped the gun. He should have shown some patience," Czerniak added. "As they say, 'anything can happen when the ball is in play'."

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