A goalkeeper of a Swiss football team ended up drinking urine after rival fans relieved themselves in his water bottle during a lower division league match and even taunted him.
According to reports, FC Muri goalkeeper Reto Felder said he had felt sick after tasting the warm contents of the bottle, which he had left near the goalpost during a Tier 3 game at FC Baden near Zurich.
"The idea of drinking piss is simply intolerable," the Aargauer Zeitung website (www.aargauerzeitung.ch) quoted the 34-year-old player as saying, adding that he was waiting for an analysis of video evidence before further action.
Swiss tabloid Blick reported that the unidentified fans had persuaded a ball boy behind the goal to pass them the bottle during the second half of the match.
The paper said the fans shouted "Now you have AIDS" after Felder realised what had happened. Muri coach Beat Hubeli was shocked.
"That's bottom drawer," he said. "I've played football and experienced a lot but that beats everything."
Baden president Thomi Bram apologised to the goalkeeper on the club website (www.fcbaden.ch) and said they were conducting an internal investigation.
(With inputs from Reuters)