Former Gunner Seb Larsson made headlines in Sweden on Monday, after stealing the show with some last minute drama against Malmo FF.
Larsson’s current club AIK were top of the Allsvenskan table going into the match, but they were going through a difficult run, having failed to win a league game in October. That run only looked like getting worse when Malmo took the lead on Monday night, holding on for a 1-0 victory all the way to the 96th minute.
Then, AIK won a free-kick, and Larsson didn’t waste the chance to level things up:
As if scoring a last-second goal with a top quality free-kick to earn your team a point wasn’t enough, Larsson added to the drama by running to the Malmo bench and knee-sliding in front of them:
Unsurprisingly, the gesture provoked a bit of an uproar from both sets of players and staff. Larsson ended up receiving a second yellow card and angering plenty of Malmo fans.
In the heat of the moment, snatching a point from one of their league rivals, it probably seemed like a good idea. Perhaps Larsson will regret it when he’s sitting on the sidelines for AIK’s trip to Östersund though. Then again, if his team lift the league trophy on November 11th thanks to his goal, maybe not.