PODGORICA (Reuters) - A court invader at a Eurocup basketball game got more than he bargained for when he shoved a visiting player but was then sent sprawling to the deck by a full-blooded punch from his team mate.
Video footage from the match in Montenegro between hosts Buducnost Podgorica and Turkish side Banvit Bandirma showed a fan dashing onto the court and pushing Sammy Mejia in the back.
This prompted American guard Earl Rowland to run to his team mate’s rescue and throw a punch which sent the offender crashing to the floor.
When Mejia also retaliated, a scuffle ensued, forcing security stewards and police to move in before the game eventually resumed after a 15-minute delay.
Writing by Zoran Milosavljevic in Belgrade; editing by Toby Davis