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Players Beat Up Coach After Winning Championship

A KK reader in Germany passed this on to me and I just shake my head at times when I read stories like this.  I will give you the Google translated version, then click to read the rest.

If you check below, I will then give you the translation (all lower case, it was easier for him) from the KK reader too.

from sportal.de (translated),

Everything could be so beautiful in Jesenice, but then was the master of ceremony the first of a sad story with an accident, a fight and six ads.

Coach Mike Posma had properly celebrated with his players a day after winning the championship. At the end of six players to the 42-year-old coach beat hospital. DThis was now the president of the association, Slavko Kanalec confirmed. “His injuries, although only slightly, but Posma remained overnight for observation at the hospital,” said the club chairman.


The translation of the KK reader- “the celebration of [slovenian hockey league club] Jesenice’s national championship was supposed to be quite a feat, but then turned to a story about a car crash, a fight and six charges against jesenice players. [and hockey justice, if you wanna call it that. just my two cents.]

the day after winning the campionship, jesenice coach mike prosma celebrated with his players. in the end, six players beat up their coach that badly that he had to been taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries. jesenice president slavko kanalec confirmed this: “He’s only got minor injuries, but Posma had to stay at the hospital for observation.”

  according to kanalec, the club has brought charges (?) against the six players involved. jesenice’s homepage reported that the contracts of those players had been cancelled due to the incident. “those were uncivilized actions against which have to be taken appropiate consequences”, commented kanalec on the decisions of club management.

a jesenice spokesperson declared that the attack on their coach was actually an act of revenge: coach posma was fairly drunk the night before, when the team celebrated right after a 4:2 win against olimpija ljubljana (slovenia’s capital, figure it’s always a really big deal if you can defeat your capital ... they tend to dominate a lot, at least in european sport)s,. he urged players to drive him to his house, even though all of them were too drunk to be driving, too.

the third-string goalie (sry, no name given) finally agreed to take posma home, which luckily was a trip without problems. on his way back, the 19-year old goalie was involved in a heavy accident, but managed to escape unharmed.

according to the spokesperson, posma himself did not want legal action against the players to be taken. (let that speak for itself, i guess.)”


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