Gothenburg goalie admits moving posts

A goalkeeper for Swedish football club IFK Göteborg is under investigation after being caught on film moving his goalposts before a league game. "I've done it from time to time," he says.

In a recent match against Örebro, ‘keeper Kim Christensen was spotted kicking the moveable posts, an action that resulted in them moving several centimetres inwards.

The referee was alerted after 30 minutes of the match by Örebro players that the posts had moved.

“The situation has been reported to our disciplinary board,” Swedish football federation spokesman Jonas Nystedt told AFP, adding that there would be a ruling on October 1.

“A group of experts is now watching the images of what the referees can’tsee during the game. This group will now analyse what’s happening on television and what Christensen is doing and then they make a report to the disciplinary board and they take a decision.”

Christensen, 30, from Denmark, admitted that it had not been the first time he had moved the goalposts in such a way. “I saw a friendly goalkeeper doing it some years back and since then I’ve done it from time to time,” he told the Aftonbladet newspaper.

Nystedt said he had been shocked by the admission that post moving was not a rare occurrence.

“He says that it’s common that goalkeepers do this. That makes it almost worse,” the spokesman said, warning of a sanction.

“Everything is possible. It’s a very specific case, so there is no tradition and no past cases.”

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