In a Bizarre incident a Russian football player went unconscious after being hit by a flare. The flare was thrown from the stands just seconds after kickoff knocking the goal keeper Igor Akinfeev off his feat.
The match was immediately suspended but after 30 minutes play was resumed. The goal keeper was replaced by a substitute Yuri Lodygin.
The player was taken to the hospital for a further evaluation after emergency crew found his vitals to be in the normal range.
Reportedly, the flare was thrown by an opposing team supporter from the stands.