Hammarby star Kennedy Bakircioglu scores 30-yard stunner before catching beer thrown from crowd and downing it to celebrate

HAMMARBY star Kennedy Bakircioglu is on his farewell tour – but he might have started his retirement party a tad early.

The cult hero, 37, came off the bench against Gothenburg with his side already 2-0 up and scored a stunning 30-yard free-kick.

Kennedy races towards the crowd after scoring a free-kick
A well-aimed pint came down from the stands

And if his goal was brilliant, his celebration kicked things up a notch after he caught a beer thrown from the crowd and necked it.

Kennedy’s incredible celebration is all the more impressive in that a fan managed to throw a pint onto the field without spilling all the booze.

The midfielder – who will retire in January – told Swedish broadcaster C More: “It was a beer that was thrown in with joy.

“I managed to catch it and get a little bit. I thought it was awesome, a funny thing.

Kennedy finished off the drink, which somehow made its way to him with some beer left
Kennedy is a cult hero in Sweden and with fans of old-school Championship Manager games
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“I’ve been waiting for this chance for a long time. I just hoped to come in and now I had to come in.

“I think it’s my third free kick goal against Gothenburg. It works well against Gothenburg.”

Kennedy is retiring in January and wants to go out with a bang
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Kennedy’s advancing years have seen him struggle for game time but he took his opportunity with both hands yesterday.

The playmaker is fondly remembered by Championship Manager fans as a famous example of a video-game star who never quite hit the heights in real life.


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