Bohemians goalkeeper Martin Berkovec has Slovacko striker Francis Kone to thank for saving his life after a horror collision when the sides clashed in Czech Republic’s 1. Liga.
The keeper had come to the edge of his box to collect a long through pass but defender Daniel Krch crashed into him, leaving the shot-stopper unconscious on his back and swallowing his own tongue.
Kone, however, showed lightning-fast reactions to recognise the trouble his opponent was in, racing across to ensure the goalkeeper could breath.
Hero footballer Kone saves goalkeeper's life
This goalkeeper was choking to death, but opponent Francis Kone acted quickly to save his life! Posted by Goal.com on Sunday, 26 February 2017
After the match, which finished 0-0 on Saturday, Berkovec expressed his gratitude to the Togo international forward via his Facebook account: “I would like to thank Francis Kone for rescue at today’s game… I’m glad for the help and thanks again!!!”
Reports suggest the 28-year-old will make a full recovery.