A German goalkeeper has been arrested after a truly criminal performance – when his team lost 43-0 at home.
Marco Kwiotek , 25, was taken from the goalmouth by armed police when he turned up for training five days after SV Vonderort’s record-breaking defeat to localbrivals PSV Oberhausen.
But the reason the useless goalie was nicked remained a mystery last night as his team-mates prepared for their next match without him.
Kwiotek called out to players as he was led from pitch by cops at the club’s base in Bottrop, western Germany: “They just want to clear some things up.”
He has not been seen since and police have refused to comment on why he was taken into custody.
Before he was marched away from the training session for the game against Batenbrocker Ruhrpott Kicker III, Kwiotek said: “The result of the last match was hard to take. I don’t want to see that happen again.”
Vonderort’s trainer Yvonne Liesenfeld – who has received 500 messages of support on Facebook since her team’s thrashing – said: “I don’t know what is going on with the police.
“First he lets in 43 goals and then he gets taken away by the law.”
Christian Schröer, club managing director, said “We are in the dark. The police won’t tell us what happened and we cannot reach Marco on his mobile.
“Hopefully he will be back for the next game.”