FK Zeljeznicar Sarajevo recently completed a coup by signing Spanish midfielder Javier Hervas, who’s played for Sevilla, Cordoba and Brisbane Roar.
However, it didn’t exactly work out as planned.
Hervas has left the club without making a single appearance after he and his wife were attacked by a pack of stray dogs, according to World Soccer.
His wife was so shaken up by the experience that she put the foot down and presumably said ‘I’m off and Javier if you know what’s good for you, you’ll come too.’
Hervas couldn’t argue and shortly after terminated his contract with FK Zeljeznicar Sarajevo.
It could have been so good.
The club tried to explain away the situation, no doubt secretly blaming those pesky canines.
“Hervas has not adapted to the capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina and, at the insistence of his family, especially his wife, wants to return to his country.
“This development will not weaken the team as the coaching staff has plenty of alternatives in midfield and is already looking forward to the derby match against FK Sarajevo.
“We wish the player all the best in his future career and hope that he resolves any family problems he may have experienced.”
Loaded sports writer Pearse Corcoran has covered news, sport and entertainment for several national newspapers and radio stations in Ireland. Follow him on Twitter at @PearseCorcoran