Player Scores Ridiculous Own Goal In Relegation/Promotion Play Off
We've all had those moments so utterly ridiculous and embarrassing that we'd like the world to open up and swallow us whole. Just most of us won't do it in the most important game of our team's season.
If I don't say or do something stupid on a daily basis at work I pretty much assume I'm actually still in bed and dreaming my work day away. And of course when I do make a mistake in an article you people are ready to let me know in a calm and constructive manner, or you call me a 'stupid prick,' which is also fair.
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Fortunately though when I make a mistake at work, or if one of you guys do it, it's unlikely to be in front of a load of people who really care about the cause you're working for.
That's the life of a footballer. When they make a mistake it matters to a lot of people especially when relegation is involved so you've got to feel for Sparta Rotterdam's Stijn Spierings.
The Eredivisie side were playing in their relegation/promotion play-off with Dordrecht first leg on Thursday night and with just two minutes left he smashed home a brilliant goal, in the wrong net:
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As well as the strike and Spierings utter indignation the best part is definitely goalkeeper Roy Kortsmit deciding against using his hands, which of course would have led to an indirect free kick, and instead trying to head the ball clear.
In the least surprising twist in the tale Kortsmit doesn't really get near the ball with his flying header and it goes straight into the net.
The goalscorer was a very lucky man as Robert Muhren saved some of his blushes in injury time making it 2-1 do the oldest professional team in the Netherlands.
'We zijn niet tevreden met wat we gisteren hebben laten zien', vertelt Bart Vriends. 'Zondag zal er iets bij moeten. Als de energie en inzet goed zijn, verwacht ik er veel van.' #spador https://t.co/3YN185TWr8- Sparta Rotterdam (@SpartaRotterdam) May 11, 2018
The Dutch top tier sees only one team go down automatically whilst the second bottom side plays a team from the Eerste Divisie. The winner plays in the Eredivisie the next season.
The second leg at Sparta takes place and thanks to their two away goals Spierings might be safe from the ire of his teammates, who knows he might even come to be able to laugh at one of the best own goals ever.
And don't worry guys, I am a stupid prick so you're right to say it.
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