Swedish match stopped after fan attacks goalkeeper

A Swedish league match between Malmo FF and Helsingborg was

abandoned after a spectator went on to the field and pushed

Helsingborg goalkeeper Par Hansson on Tuesday.

Moments earlier, a firecracker thrown from the stands went off

next to Hansson, who was kneeling down when the fan approached from

behind and pushed him off balance. The fan was wrestled to the

ground by police.

The referee ordered all players off the field after the


It’s the second Swedish league match abandoned due to crowd

trouble this season. A match between Syrianska and AIK was stopped

when a linesman was hit by a firecracker. Syrianska was awarded a

3-0 default win.

The incident in Malmo happened when Helsingborg went up 1-0

after half an hour.