At some point in time, a performance on the field might be so bad that it becomes a crime. That may be the case for Marco Kwiotek, a goalkeeper in the lower leagues of Germany.
According to German newspaper Express, Kwiotek was arrested by the police for conceding 43 goals in one match, which saw his team SV Vonderort defeated by their local rivals PSV Oberhausen 43-0 – with 35 in the first half alone.
Things got so worst that PSV Oberhausen had to remove three of its players to try to even out the sides. It still didn’t go well as SV Vonderort lost 43-0.
Five days later, during a training session, two police cars reportedly arrived at SV Vonderort’s practice facility. Armed officers came out from the cars, made their way to Kwiotek and then escorted him off the field.
Kwiotek was taken to a local police station for questioning and, according to The Sun, police have refused to explain why he was taken into custody.
Kwiotek was however quoted as saying “They just want to clear some things up” as they took him away. But he hasn’t been seen since.
There are also speculations the goalkeeper could have been arrested for match-fixing,