Messina goalkeeper urinates behind his goal during game

ROME — A goalkeeper for fourth-division Messina has been sent off for urinating behind his goal.

The 21-year-old Armando Prisco couldn’t hold it in anymore with five minutes remaining in a rain-soaked derby with Igea — even though he had been substituted in to start the second half on Sunday.

“I made a gesture as if I was just stretching because I knew that people were around and I didn’t want people to think I was (urinating),” Prisco said.

But the referee noticed and asked Prisco what he was doing.

“He took it a bit too personally,” Prisco said. “I was honest enough to tell him what happened and I don’t think anyone else noticed.”

Messina had already used all three of its substitutions, meaning a center back had to defend the goal for the remaining five minutes.

Prisco said he won’t do it again.

“I’ll try to hold it in. I’m 21 and I’m not incontinent yet.”

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