Lillestrom footballer Aleksander Melgalvis Andreassean has been forced to apologise after taking his team’s Norwegian Football Cup final celebrations a little too far.
Andreassean was part of the Lillestrom team that saw off a spirited display from opponents Sarpsborg to win 3-2 in the country’s main knockout cup competition.
It marked the sixth time Lillestrom have won the trophy in the past 10 years, but the first the 28-year-old defender has won.
Keen to make the most of his team’s trophy parade the following day, Andreassen went all out for the occasion – quite literally – stripping naked while fans and teammates watched on.
He wasn’t completely naked though, with the stopper ensuring his modesty was well covered up by shoving his genitals inside the Norwegian Football Cup trophy.
Our only hope is none of the other players engaged in the time-honoured tradition of drinking out of the cup afterwards.
Though the feel on cold metal on ball sack must have been almost too much to bear, Andreassean soon found himself at the centre of a national scandal with the Norwegian FA far from happy at his bollock-covering antics.
“Winning the Cup is a big thing and obviously it should be celebrated. But it is very possible to do so in a manner that shows the cup a bit more respect,” communications director, Yngve Haavik said. [via Telegraph]
“I am sure it wasn’t intentional from Melgalvis but it came out the wrong way regardless. I think Melgalvis and Lillestrom agree with that.”
The 28-year-old’s sarcastic-sounding apology sounds like he genuinely doesn’t give a toss what the Norwegian FA thinks though and could yet land him in with a different kind of bollocking.
“I can understand [that some people didn’t like it]. Should I apologise to the king? Well, I was very privileged to say hello to the king yesterday so maybe I should apologise today,” said Andreassen.
He even had a retort when asked what his grandmother might make of his nude antics. “I don’t think she’s seen it,” he said. “Fortunately she doesn’t have the internet or social media.”
Yes. Unfortunately, the rest of us do though.