Austria: Free Kick Or Fraternity Hazing?By: The Offside | April 2nd, 2013
There’s a scene in the movie Stigmata where one of the characters is being possessed or what have you, and while in the midst of torment yells at Gabriel Byrne, playing a priest, in this gravelly, slightly demonic voice, “How’s your faith these days, Father?”
That’s precisely what I imagine #7 was doing in the run-up to the ball.
The team is SC Weiz of the nth division in Austria – way down the ladder – and the opponents were SC Fürstenfeldbruck. For some reason, perhaps simply to confuse those of Fürstenfeldbruck (great name), they sent two decoys to kneel in front of the wall. However, they forgot one rather important detail: those who play in the lower leagues of Austria take Austrian lower-league quality free kicks.