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27 Feb 2017

Super Hero: Footballer Saves The Life Of Opposition Goalkeeper After Collision During Match

A footballer did something wonderful during a match in
Czech Republic league when he saved the life of the
other team's goalkeeper after a terrible collision.

Goalkeeper Martin Berkovec, 28, came out
to collect a ball during the game
between Bohemians 1905 and Slovacko but
smashed into his own defender, Daniel Krch.

Berkovec, who was on loan from Slavia Prague,
collapsed but eagle-eyed Slovacko striker
Francis Koné noticed that he had gone limp.
Without waiting for the team doctor or physio,
Kone put his finger into Berkovec's mouth to
prevent him swallowing his own tongue.
Berkovec was stretchered off and taken to
hospital, where he is expected to make a full
Writing on Facebook after regaining
consciousness last night, Berkovec said: 'I
would like to thank Francis Kone for rescue and
emergency at today's game…I'm glad for the
relief and thanks again!!!'
The Daily Mirror reported that Slovacko's head
coach Michal Kordula praised Koné during the
post-match press conference.
But it turns out that it is not the first time
Koné, 26, has been a life-saver.
He says it is the FOURTH time in his short
career he has pulled a tongue from a players'
mouth to save them from suffocating.
Koné is something of a footballing globetrotter,
having played in Thailand, Oman, Portugal,
Hungary, Togo and Ivory Coast.

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