Here’s the moment where a football team carried the coffin of a teammate to their local pitch and let their deceased teammate score one last goal.
His teammates can be seen passing the ball around, throwing in one or two skills before squaring it across for the coffin at the far post. (Now there’s a line I never thought I’d type)
His last goal during his funeral😭😭What a beautiful way to celebrate a football lover’s life. pic.twitter.com/d0j8WSw3Rv
— Juan Velazquez (@JuanDirection58) July 12, 2018
It’s not a tribute we’ve ever seen before. And whilst it’s unlikely to start a trend, it’s a thoughtful (if slightly strange) way to honor your football-mad friend.
Of course, very few goals have ever been scored without someone claiming that they didn’t count:
Whilst several touching tributes were paid, several just couldn’t hold back.
He’s buried that one there
— Tom🏴 (@tombfc__) July 13, 2018
Great finish from inside the box
— Scott Maltman (@sjmaltman01) July 13, 2018
Gives a whole new meaning to dead ball specialist
— Cameron Rabbett (@CamRabbett) July 13, 2018
But we think that the whole thing was a great finish, in more than one sense.