Dead player yellow-carded

Yahoo!Xtra Sport, Yahoo!Xtra Sport May 6, 2010, 8:40 am

A soccer player who collapsed during a match in Croatia was yellow-carded by a referee for diving, despite the fact he was dead.

32-year-old defender Goran Tunjic, who reportedly had no health problems, collapsed after a fatal heart attack in the 35th minute of a fifth division match between Mladost FC and Hrvatski Sokol, the Croatian Times reports.

The referee yellow carded Tunjic for taking a dive but then realised he wasn't faking and called the medical unit to the field.

The player was taken to a hospital but could not be revived.

"Doctors have tried to help him, but there was nothing they could do", a club representative told daily newspaper Vecernji List.

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  1. 01:30pm Monday 09th May 2011 NZSTReport Abuse

    Now that is taking acting too far..No wonder soccer is such a badly officated game.

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  2. shennie10:36am Friday 21st October 2011 NZDTReport Abuse

    Bloody great move Goran, I can see the Phoenix team laying about like stiffs at a freeze out with whistles blowing like a highland pipe band at the tattoo.

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  3. Concerned!07:30pm Tuesday 03rd July 2012 NZSTReport Abuse

    The boy who cried wolf comes to mind. Damned sorry that he shuffled off but you can't blame the referee for giving the yellow card.

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  4. Pragmatist02:04am Thursday 25th April 2013 NZSTReport Abuse

    Tragic story but you're just idiots who know nothing about soccer if you think it is badly officiated.....all black thuggery goes unpunished time after time.....Hore got caught against wales and that was a blessing......kiwis dweebs.......now everyone is watching a lot closer for the future off the ball indiscretions.......McCaw is next.......

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  5. report ablouse02:57pm Sunday 07th August 2011 NZSTReport Abuse

    every-body will start doing it now,we all know how these soccer players like to follow trends,like planking.Wharfie would have red carded him at the morgue.

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  6. Larksea08:16am Thursday 22nd November 2012 NZDTReport Abuse

    taking diving to a whole new level. Kinda funny but very tragic at the same time.

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