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Hockey: Lukashenka sent off ice for first time ever (video)
Photo: screenshot from video.
Alexander Lukashenka was ruled off ice to serve a two-minute penalty for the first time during the Christmas tournament match between Belarus and the United Arab Emirates in Chyzhouka Arena in Minsk. The Number 1 player infringed the rules in the third period when he grabbed a rival as if it were free style wrestling. The UAE hockey player fell down and the president collapsed on him.
Lukashenka accepted his penalty point with humour. Nasha Niva uploaded a video of the curious incident noting that Belarus 5 did not show the replay.
Belarus won the match 12-7 and Lukashenka scored a hat-trick.