Sex scene slips into 'Svennis' Norway edition

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Sex scene slips into 'Svennis' Norway edition
Sven-Göran "Svennis" Eriksson speaks to reporters in Stockholm about his autobiography. Photo: Claudio Breschiani

A steamy tale in which high-profile Swedish football coach Sven-Göran "Svennis" Eriksson is caught naked on the sofa with a married woman has only seen the light of day thanks to a publishing error.


The story was cut from every single edition of his new autobiography, entitled Svennis, except the one published in Norway. The escapade described in the book begins as a night out on the town with former IFK Gothenburg player Glenn Schiller. It ends in the flat of one of Schiller's female friends.
"We soon found ourselves naked on the sofa," Eriksson writes in his matter-of-fact style. "She had not said anything about being married but suddenly the door opened and there was a big man: 'Who the hell are you?'"
Norwegian publishers Gyldendal have admitted to the "embarrassing" error.
"It's a mistake and it's completely our fault," Jan Swensson, Gyldendal's editor-in-chief for non-fiction, told The Local.


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