As the attacker bears down on goal, the keeper’s positioned well, he’s off his line ready to close down the angle and deal with the shot. It looks like he’s done enough, the shot hits the bar and cannons off into the air. Job done, then?
Er, not quite, as you’ll see from this ridiculous vine:
It’s probably a bit harsh to blame the keeper for that one. He did most of what was required of him and isn’t exactly his fault that the ball happened to rebound up in the air and settle down on top of his cranium, taking a wicked bounce off and into the goal.
You can’t make this stuff up. What are the chances of something like this happening?!
As you can imagine, it’s doing the rounds on Facebook and Twitter, where it seems everyone is celebrating the ridiculousness of the situation with glee.
Although there have been suggestions that the unlucky goalkeeper should go and hide for a couple of days whilst this blows over, a spokesperson for Tennent’s Lager (operators of the cameras that captured the incident) want to get in touch with him saying: “T5s continues to capture the best, the worst and the funniest moments from the five-aside pitches, and this latest howler is one of the finest we’ve seen. A truly magic moment, it’s no wonder hundreds of thousands have already watched this spectacular own-goal, joining the tens of millions who have watched T5s video clips over the last year. We’re sure this guy is heading for fame – if he gets in touch, we’ll be sure to send him some Tennent’s Lager to say thanks for the entertainment. He’s undeniably a great sport. ”
If you’re out there, keeper, go and claim your free Lager.