Norwegian footballer faces criticism after placing penis inside trophy 11 months ago

Norwegian footballer faces criticism after placing penis inside trophy

The Norwegian FA is not exactly over the moon with the behaviour of Lillestrom defender Aleksander Melgalvis Andreassean.

Lillestrom claimed the Norwegian Cup for the first time in 10 years on Sunday by beating Sarpsborg 08 in a dramatic final.

And the occasion clearly got Andreassean's blood pumping because, when the team gathered to celebrate the trophy with their supporters, the 28-year-old decided to strip completely naked and place his genitals inside the trophy in a move which has understandably been condemned by Norway's FA.

"Winning the Cup is a big thing and obviously it should be celebrated. But it is very possible to do so in a manner that shows the cup a bit more respect," said communications director, Yngve Haavik, via the Telegraph.

"I am sure it wasn’t intentional from Melgalvis but it came out the wrong way regardless. I think Melgalvis and Lillestrom agree with that"

Andreassean signed for Lillestrom from Strommen this year and he's now guaranteed that he'll never be forgotten by the club's supporters with his behaviour at the weekend.

After offering a half-hearted apology, Andreassean was asked what his grandmother would make of his celebration of choice and he seemed rather confident that it would have passed her by.

"I don’t think she’s seen it," the defender said. "Fortunately she doesn’t have the internet or social media."