There were farcical yet comedic scenes in a Greek second division game as a player was dropped while being stretchered off the field.
Twice. Before a stretcher-bearer fell on top of him.
When a player suffers an injury during the game, the sight of a stretcher is often a welcome sight. But some players may opt to run off their injury next time if they happen to view this video.
How not to be a stretcher-bearer (YouTube)
Ergotelis player Leonardo Koutris was the hapless 'victim' as he lay injured during the game.
The defender was loaded onto a stretcher with the delicacy of a sack of onions by his stretcher-bearers. As his 'carers' attempted to carry him to the outfield they appeared to stumble before toppling the unfortunate Koutris. One of the stretcher-bearers then dropped the player again before ignominiously falling on him.
The injured Koutris seemed stunned at the lack of assistance he was receiving. And to add insult to injury (no pun intended), his stretcher-bearers appeared to 'dump' the player at the side of the pitch before walking away.
Koutris's day was about to become worse as his team lost 2-1 to AE Larissa, leaving his club languishing second to bottom in the league table.