Watch: Partizan Belgrade Fans Get Into Christmas Spirit By Pelting Assistant Referee With Snowballs
It’s quite cold and snowy in Serbia right now, a fact that hasn’t kept those in Belgrade from going outside.
Thousands of protesters marched through the streets of Serbia’s capital on Saturday night despite immense snowfall and freezing temperatures.
Thousands in #Belgrade #Beograd at an opposition-led antigovernment demo under snowfall tonight, asking more space in State-run media, end to ‘political violence’ and to pressure on voters, continuation of last week protest pic.twitter.com/RQSGL6WYZg— Stefano Giantin (@stefanogiantin) December 15, 2018
Likewise, Partizan Belgrade fans were not going to stay away from Friday night’s SuperLiga match against Mačva Šabac. The fans didn’t complain about the cold like I would do or the Zenit social media account did earlier this week.
79' | Sorry for the lack of live-updates, but it's cold as f*ck in Prague... #SlaviaZenit 2-0— FC Zenit in English (@fczenit_en) December 13, 2018
Instead, the Partizan Belgrade fans took the approach of those at Yenisey Krasnoyarsk, who recently played a match in -13F temps.
They had fun.
At the assistant referee’s expense.
Late in the 0-0 draw, Partizan Belgrade fans pelted the poor assistant referee with dozens of snowballs as if it was some sort of school-yard ambush.
The referee had to halt the match for a moment but the fans kept the assault going.
If only the referee had a microphone like in American football so he could tell the fans to stop throwing snowballs (not that it would have worked).
Ref stopped the game to tell fans not to throw snowballs pic.twitter.com/b5vdtghzsx— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 17, 2018
We just hope the snowball attack was all in fun and not a mean-spirited attempt to do real harm. Perhaps we should enjoy moments like these while we can before global warming does away with all the snowy fun.