Saturday, September 14, 2019- Recently a footballer in Zambia was given a live chicken as an award for being man-of-the match.

Now, a Russian ice hockey player is trending on social media after he was given a brand new AK-47 rifle as man of the match prize.

The Izhstal Izhevsk goalkeeper stopped 36 of the 38 shots he faced during the match and photos shared online revealed he was happy with the gift which was handed over to him in the dressing room.

Speaking while handing him the bizarre award, head coach Ramil Saifullin said:

Lads, today we too are introducing a tradition,"

"As we live in an arms manufacturing city, the city of the Kalashnikov, every match you will for yourselves name the best player, and the previous [recipient] will hand it over to him," he said inviting the captain to name the first recipient.

"Congratulations on the win, but if we play poorly we will be shot with it," Kononov said to more applause and laughter from players.

Check out the photo below.

The Kenyan DAILY POST.

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