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Explosive thrown on pitch, nearly explodes in soccer player’s hands (video)

What is wrong with people? Check that, what is wrong with some deeply disturbed people who frequently populate soccer stadiums around the world?

During a match in Isfahan, between the hometown team, Sepahan FC (Iran), and the visiting Al-Ahli SC (Saudi Arabia), two squads hailing from the Asian Champions League, an explosive/incendiary device was tossed on to the pitch by an unidentified assailant.

A player for Sepahan, clearly unaware the potential danger, picked up the object and tossed it aside, mere moments before the object exploded.

Holy crap. That takes hooliganism to an entirely new, dangerous and potentially disfiguring level.

[H/T Deadspin]