Mainz Goalkeeper Robin Zentner Just Invented The 'Ghost Pass' By Accident
After all the controversy surrounding Patrice Evra and his Eric Cantona antics this week, a truly brilliant moment in the Bundesliga has somewhat lifted spirits.
In the first half of FSV Mainz' trip to Mönchengladbach on Saturday afternoon, goalkeeper Robin Zentner tried to play a pass in his own penalty box.
But somehow, the 23-year-old didn't realise the ball was at his feet.
Stop what you're doing, the best football clip you'll see today is here... :joy::joy::joy: pic.twitter.com/nmTTIvu5jM- BT Sport Football (@btsportfootball) November 4, 2017
On this day in November 2017, a lad from Rüdesheim invented 'the ghost pass' - a total fluke that will go down in history as a moment of madness.
Luckily for Zentner, the Mönchengladbach couldn't capitalise on his mistake and Mainz retained a 1-0 lead in the opening 30 minutes.
What was going through the goalkeeper's mind is beyond me, but his opposition posted the perfect Tweet shortly after:
If Zentner was tweeting this game... :sweat_smile:#fohlenelf #BMGM05 0-1 pic.twitter.com/xb9EB79w2K
- Gladbach (@borussia_en) November 4, 2017
Here's how the rest of social media reacted to Zentner's blunder against Gladbach at Borussia-Park, this afternoon:
Wow. That is funny.
:joy: Mainz's GK Robin Zentner plays a pass without realizing the ball isn't there.
- DW Sports (@dw_sports) November 4, 2017
Liverpool bid 40 million
- Jack (@Jack_W05) November 4, 2017
I've always taught my players to keep their I head up. I guess now I should also teach them to have a peek. :joy:
- Johnny Lowery (@johnlowery222) November 4, 2017
Robin Zentner - remember the name.
- Archie Rhind-Tutt (@archiert1) November 4, 2017
Of course we'll remember the name, Archie.
How could we forget a moment of madness like that? Take a bow, Robin.