Soccer Player Celebrates Goal With Fatal Somersault (Video)

| by Jonathan Wolfe

An Indian soccer play died in a tragic and completely unexpected accident on Sunday.

Peter Biaksangzuala, 23, fatally injured himself while celebrating a goal in the 61st minute of a game between Bethlehem Vengthlang FC and Chanmari West FC.

Biaksangzuala injured himself while attempting the flip celebration made famous by Germany’s Miroslav Klose.

Here is video of the goal and celebration. Start watching at the 2:25 mark:

Biaksangzuala was taken to a hospital following the injury and was pronounced dead on Sunday. Mizram Premier League official Lal Hmar told reporters the league is shocked by the death.

“Peter was a very talented player who dreamt of playing in the national league,” Hmar said, according to Adelaide Now. “His death has come as a big shock to all of us. We all thought he will recover.”

The tragedy is the first recorded instance of a soccer player’s celebration resulting in death.

Source: Adelaide Now, Metro