Watch: Goalkeeper attacked by masked pitch invader in Sweden

Monday August 15th, 2016

During Ostersunds' match against Jonkoping Sodra in Sweden's top flight on Monday, a masked pitch invader attacked Ostersunds goalkeeper Aly Keita.

The match was immediately stopped by the referee–it was eventually abandoned, according to reports–and players rushed to the defense of the goalkeeper before security could get there.

The attacker managed to get his hands around the neck of Keita, who required medical attention afterward according to a Swedish outlet.

The game was 1-1 at the time of the incident. The motive is unclear at this time.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide — from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Grant Wahl, Andy Staples and more — delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.