Nothing can top the epic fail in the Kent State-Towson college football game that Laura featured this morning, but this hilarious double-fail in a critical Italian soccer match comes pretty close.
Italian soccer players are usually criticized for unnecessary falls when they’ve barely been touched by an opposing player, but Udinese’s Pablo Armero didn’t have anyone to blame but himself for this one. Udinese was holding a 1-0 lead, just 30 minutes away from qualifying for the UEFA Champions League and the loads of cash that comes with it, when Armero tripped over himself right in front of the goalkeeper, failing to score and seal the win for his club.
To make matters worse, Udinese blew their lead and the match went into a penalty kick shoot out, where another Udinese player, Maicosuel, decided to get cute by attempting to fool the goalkeeper – and failed at that too.
The Brazilian is a new arrival from Botafogo… but he was confident enough to attempt a ‘Panenka’ and cheekily dink the ball down the middle of the goal.
However, as you can see, he failed to wait for the goalkeeper to commit to the dive – making him look quite the prat when the ball was simply caught by the stationary custodian, who booted the ball high into the sky with disdain.
You can watch Armero’s trip-n-fall here: