A Swedish Hockey Player Scored A Goal Last Night, Hugged His Opponent, And Got Punched In The Face

Celebrating a hockey goal by hugging it out is pretty standard.

But doing so with the very opponent you just scored on? Not so much.

On Monday night, Henrik Eriksson, of Sweden’s Mora IK hockey team, figured he’d give it a shot. Following a second period goal, Eriksson spun around in jubilation and wrapped his right arm around Leksand’s Alen Bibic. Bibic didn’t take kindly to the gesture, punching Eriksson directly in the face.

Eriksson, seemingly too thrilled to even realise what happened, laughed off the punch and skated over to his teammates. Who brought him in for the real thing: a group hug.

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