Swiss goalkeeper may sue fans who urinated in his water bottle
Football fans are known for taking the piss out of their rival fans and players, but some supporters in Switzerland took the phrase a little too far.
A Swiss goalkeeper is considering taking legal action against a rival group of fans after he unwittingly drank from a water bottle that was tainted with their urine.
FC Muri custodian Reto Felder was quenching his thirst during a 1 Liga Classic - Switzerland's fourth tier - match against FC Baden when he tasted something foul in his water bottle.
As the horror dawned on him that he had ingested someone else's urine, Baden fans started to chant: "Now you have Aids."
Speaking to the Aargauer Zeitung website, the 34-year-old, who was sickened after taking a sip from the spiked bottle, said: "The idea of drinking piss is simply intolerable.
"What if next time it is something that knocks you out?"
Felder also said that he was awaiting for more evidence before deciding on his next course of action.
As to how the disgusting drink found its way to Felder, Swiss newspaper Blick reported that the tainted bottle had been placed near the goalpost during the second half by a ball boy who had been persuaded by a group of fans to do so.
While shocked Muri coach Beat Hubeli described the nasty prank as "bottom drawer", Baden president Thomi Bram issued an apology to Felder via his club's official website.
He condemned the guilty fans for their "reprehensible" behaviour, promising a full internal inquest into the unsavoury incident.