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Norwegian hockey player hits Swedish player in the nuts with stick (video)


If there’s one thing about Norway and Sweden, two European neighbors who share a long border, it’s that the citizens of each country don’t much like each other. And that pervasive antipathy carries over to the bitter hockey rivalry that exists between the countries.

With that in mind, I suppose it should come as no surprise that when the respective hockey teams meet up in a tournament, say, the IIHF World Championships, the ever-present bad blood can boil over and bad things can potentially happen.

That scenario played out in a ball-busting way when Norway and Sweden met up for a game at the IIFH World Championships recently, when Norway’s Ole-Kristian Tollefsen, who once played in the NHL for the Columbus Blue Jackets and Philadelphia Flyers, used his stick as an improvised crotch-bat and drilled Sweden’s Calle Jarnkrok right in the nuts.

Via Puck Daddy:

Yamma hamma, I don’t care what country you’re from, that has to hurt. Unless you’re from a country whose population consists entirely of Eunuchs. Then it’s not quite so bad, I guess.