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Austrian coach sacked after pre-match striptease

[Thursday, November 17, 2011 ]

A football coach in Austria has been sacked after stripping before a game to reveal that his loyalties lay with the opposition.

FC Pasching coach Adi Pinter shows off his GAK tattoo across his back
FC Pasching coach Adi Pinter shows off his GAK tattoo across his back

FC Pasching coach Adi Pinter went to astonishing lengths to show where his loyalties lay prior to the clash against Grazer AK at the weekend.

The 63-year-old, who played for and managed Grazer AK earlier in his career, took off his shirt before the game to reveal the letters GAK emblazoned across his back.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Pinter's relegation-threatened Pasching side lost 6-0 and he was given the sack immediately after the game.

Commenting on Pinter's actions, Pasching president Hemlut Nussbaumer said: "It makes no sense. We are fighting against relegation, so your own club should take priority, not GAK."

Pinter, however, showed little sign of remorse and hit back: "FC Pasching should be renamed FC Fasching ("Fasching" means Carnival in German).

"The club is extremely parochial and only has five or six quality players. There is not a single good reason to watch a Pasching match."


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