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Hero footballer saves goalkeeper’s life after horror collision

An international footballer is being hailed a hero after stopping an opposing goalkeeper from swallowing his tongue, following a sickening collision.

Half an hour into Bohemians 1905’s match with Slovacko in Czech Republic’s 1. Liga, drama struck as goalkeeper Martin Berkovec collided with his own defender, Daniel Krch.

Berkovec, 28, was said to have gone limp in the aftermath of the clash and Slovacko’s Francis Kone was first to check on his condition.

The goalkeeper had swallowed his tongue and according to reports in the Czech Republic, Kone was quick to pull it

out and save his life


Following the game, Berkovec passed on his thanks to Kone for his hero intervention.

Writing on Facebook as he checked in from the hospital, he said: “I would like to thank Francis Kone for rescue and emergency at today’s game… I’m glad for the relief and thanks again!!!”

Berkovec spent the night in a local hospital after under going a CT scan but is expected to make a full recovery.

Slovacko head coach Michal Kordula has commended the actions of Kone.

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