Ivan Gazdek lines up the chicken.
Ivan Gazdek lines up the chicken.

Footballer facing jail time over chicken abuse

A Croatian animal rights group will file charges against a local footballer who kicked a chicken to death during a semi-professional match over the weekend.


The incident took place when a brood of chickens ran onto a pitch in eastern Croatia.


One of the players, Ivan Gazdek from the home team NK Jelengrad, ran after the birds, kicked one with his foot and then chucked it over the fence in a flurry of feathers.

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