Goalie Arrested After German Soccer Team Loses 43-0
September 20 / Rick Chandler / SportsGrid
When police show up and arrest you right out of the goal mouth, you know it hasn't been a good week. Meet goaltender Marco Kwiotek, who plays for SV Vonderort, a team in a low-level German pro soccer league. Last week his team lost 43-0 to rival PSV Oberhausen (yep) and Kwiotek let in all 43 goals.
Five days later, police showed up at Vonderort's training facility during practice and arrested Kwiotek, hauling him to police headquarters. According to which German news source you believe, the goalie was questioned and immediately released, or is still in custody and no one has been able to contact him.
As for the match, it was 35-0 at halftime, and Oberhausen played the second half with eight players to try and even things out. But they still outscored their hapless opponent 10-0 in the second half.
According to The Sun, Vonderort is a new team that "largely is made up of refugees from Syria, Iraq and Guinea."
Did that have something to do with the arrest? It might not have had to do with soccer at all -- perhaps Kwiotek was wanted for something else, and police noticed his name through publicity from the match.
Anyway, they aren't talking about it, and no one else seems to have any information. But one has to assume that there were many more than 43 shots on goal in the match -- so why wasn't the entire team arrested?
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