Soccer Player Traded for Shrimp
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OSLO, Norway (AP) _ Both teams said they got a good catch when striker Kenneth Kristensen switched soccer teams in Norway for about 170 pounds of fresh shrimp.
The local newspaper Faedrelandsvennen said Friday that third-division side Floey in Kristiansand, 187 miles south of Oslo, agreed to pay rival team Vindbjart striker Kristensen’s weight in shrimp for the privilege of having him among their forwards.
``Kenneth was very eager to play for Floey, and we didn’t want to be difficult. But he was under contract for us, so of course we had to demand some kind of compensation,″ said Vindbjart club president Vidar Ulstein.
After a brief meeting, Vindbjart’s officials decided that the transfer payment would be Kristensen’s weight in shrimp.
``No problem, we have enough shrimp,″ said Floey president Rolf Guttormsen.
The exact amount that Floey will have to pay, will be decided when the two teams meet Saturday. To make sure that they get their due payment, Vindbjart will bring along scales, which Kristensen will mount before the game.
Kristensen scored 14 goals for Floey this season.