Swedish ice hockey game delayed by sex toys
Published 23/10/2008 | 20:57
A Swedish ice hockey game has been delayed several times after the ice became littered with sex toys.
Fans of the AIK hockey team in Stockholm brought items to the arena on Tuesday for a game against the visiting Leksand.
The start of match was delayed to allow staff to clear the ice of inappropriate items.
Fans held up profane banners and a giant inflatable penis in an attempt to unsettle Leksand defender Jan Huokko.
Earlier this year explicit video of Huokko (34) and his girlfriend having sex made it to the Internet after his mobile phone was stolen.
“It was a private thing between me and my girl,” Huokko said at the time. “That’s what people do when it comes to sex.”
Ahead of Tuesday’s match against Leksand, the website for AIK’s unofficial supporter group told fans to bring sex toys to the match to remind Huokko of the sex scandal.
Swedish paper The Local reported that the AIK organization knew about the fans' plan but decided not to intervene.
"We heard mention of it, but decided that it would only be worse if we went out and told the fans they were absolutely not allowed to throw dildos on the ice," said AIK club head Mats Hedenstrom to the newspaper.
Vulgar chants directed at Huokko continued throughout the match, which Leksand lost 3-2.
Video of the incident at the arena - not of Huokko and his girlfriend - can be viewed below.