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Ex-Man City flop Valeri Bojinov saves man's life

[Saturday, October 05, 2013 ]

Former Manchester City striker Valeri Bojinov has become a hero to a man and his family in Bulgaria.

Valeri Bojinov is currently looking for a club having left Sporting Lisbon in the summer
Valeri Bojinov is currently looking for a club having left Sporting Lisbon in the summer

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Bojinov, who is currently without a club, was back in his native Bulgaria, shopping with his family at the Vitosha Park mall in Sofia on Thursday night, when he saw a man reportedly choking on his tongue.

The 27-year-old quickly performed first aid on the man, helping to pull his tongue out of his throat and stabilising him until medics arrived.

Krum Savov, LiveSport editor, was a witness and told the story to the Bulgarian newspaper.

He said: "The man was on the ground and was no longer breathing.

"His eyes rolled back and then suddenly Valeri ran to the scene and turned him on his side.

"The poor man was suffocating and Valeri tried to pull out his tongue - he was bitten more than once

"I was nearby and saw Bojinov with a damaged finger. Another woman arrived on the scene and helped him to pull the victim's head back.

"Only then they managed to pull the man's tongue out and stabilise him. He gradually began to regain consciousness."

The news spread and when asked by reporters about the incident, Bojinov replied: "Well, apparently I do good things from time to time."

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