Last updated on September 13, 2019
In a weird turn of events, Russian hockey goalkeeper Savile Kononov has been awarded AK-47 assault rifle after serving his side Izhstal Izhevsk into some 3-2 thrilling win over competitions Chelmer. Group captain has granted Kononov the assault rifle following the goalkeeper was chosen as part of the game my group mates.
The 23-year-old goalkeeper saved 36 shots throughout the match and surrendered two goals to help his group appear victorious. After the close of the game, the team officials could be observed coming within the dressing room with all the gun and handing it on to the priest, who handed it on to Kononov.
This ‘reward’ adds to the growing habit of handing out eccentric awards in sports leagues around the globe.