Footballer Celebrates Trophy Win By Stripping
Norwegian footballer Aleksander Melgalvis Andreassen is in trouble for letting his victory joy get a little out of hand.
Melgalvis is a member of the Lillestrøm SK football/soccer team. The team was celebrating winning the Norwegian FA Cup this past Sunday after defeating Sarpsborg 08 3-2.
During that award ceremony, the team took to the stage in formal wear but one of the members didn’t stay dressed like that for long.
Melgalvis, in a glaze of victory, decided to give the audience a show by stripping down completely. While the team and audience enjoyed the moment as a funny (if not slightly embarrassing) charade, others didn’t enjoy what Melgalvis did next.
The footballer decided it would be a good idea to put his penis inside the trophy.
“Winning the cup is a big thing and obviously it should be celebrated, but it is very possible to do so in a manner that shows the cup a bit more respect” said Norwegian FA communications director Yngve Haavik.
“I am sure it wasn’t intentional from Melgalvis but it came out the wrong way regardless. I think Melgalvis and Lillestrøm agree with that.”
The 28-year-old later admitted in a statement that he might have gotten carried away, but he doesn’t regret it.
“I’ve come a long way to play in a cup final. Of course, I can understand that [people thought] it was a bit over the top,” he told the Dagbladet newspaper.
“I’ll admit that and apologize, but it is not something I regret.”
If you want to check out the moment for yourself, just below you can watch the video of Melgalvis stripping down to a (then) happy audience.