A funny thing has happened n Belgium the other day. Eighteen-year-old goalkeeper of Veerle Sport FC club Tom Janssens had a bet with his coach. The guy bet that he could hit the above-flying balloon with a ball. He did it.
The goalkeeper said proudly that neither the coach, not the team could believe that he would manage to do it. “I just proved that they were wrong,” – said Tom.
All of Tom’s players were so surprised to see Tom kicking the ball 30 meters up and hitting the gondola of the balloon. There were two women in the gondola, and they were curiously watching the bet down on the ground. When Tom hit the gondola, the women also joined those, who had their jaws dropped. Nevertheless, they quickly recovered from shock and returned the ball to its proud owner.
The choice of the city of Helsinki is not incidental as the capital of Finland had hosted US-Soviet negotiations on the limitation of nuclear stockpiles in 1969