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Goran Tunjic CARDED For Fatal Heart Attack During Soccer Game?

UPDATE: A major Croatian web site quotes a source who claims that the yellow card allegation is a fabrication. Other news outlets, however, continue to report that a yellow card was initially called.

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Goran Tunjic, a 32-year-old Croatian soccer player, was penalized as he died from a heart attack during a game, according to Eurosport.

The web site reports that a referee imposed a yellow-card diving penalty on the dying athlete as he collapsed to the ground. When the official discovered that Tunjic was suffering a legitimate medical crisis, he reportedly called for medical help.

The Croatian Times reports that the defender collapsed in the 35th minute of the game and died during the match.

(via Anyguey)