Penrith Panthers Fans Injure Themselves in Half-Time Entertainment Clash

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterJuly 15, 2014


Warning: Graphic image below.

Two fans of NRL team Penrith Panthers sustained painful injuries participating in the half-time entertainment. 

One suffered a dislocated shoulder while the other broke his ankle in particularly brutal fashion:

Poor fella that hurt his foot last night at the halftime challenge 😖😖😖! #speedyrecovery

— chicko segeyaro (@chicko9) July 15, 2014

According to Yahoo 7 Sport News in Australia:

A Faulconbridge resident, who goes by the name "Shunter" on Twitter according to News Limited reports, was competing with another fan at the interval in a popular game called the 'Big Ball Bash'.

The game sees two teams sprint from each goal line to a giant ball and attempt to push it over the opposition stripe.

As for "Shunter," he soon took to Twitter with an update on his condition:


— Shunter (@Shunter86) July 14, 2014

And the hashtag "#PrayForShunter" was also spotted in support of the fan.

[H/T Sportal]