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They say desperate times call for desperate measures and that is perfectly applicable to Penarol's situation for their Uruguayan Primera Division away game against Progreso.
In something you'd expect in Non-League rather than top-flight football, Penarol brought the wrong-coloured goalkeeper shirt for their No.1 Kevin Dawson (the greatest name for a player playing in Uruguay).
The error meant the officials were deliberating on whether the game could be played because of the kit clash.
Credit: Dan Edwards
But an incredible solution was found. Staff from Penarol noticed that in the away end was a fan wearing an exact replica of the goalkeeper shirt they were supposed to bring.
The bloke even had the No.1 and Dawson's number on the back - so after a member of the Penarol camp trotted over to him in the stands, he was escorted down to the bottom.
The camera pans away and the next thing we see is him coming back up to meet his mates, without his shirt but with an official Penarol coat on.
Dawson, wearing the fan's shirt, kept a clean sheet in his side's 1-0 - giving us our new favourite football story.
We've seen fans coming to the aid of goalkeepers previously this season, with a West Ham fan going viral after lending Joe Hart his cap in the FA Cup tie away at his old side Shrewsbury.
Joe hart literally has my hat on ahahahahahha
- Jack Martin-Kenny⚒ (@jmk_1997) January 7, 2018
Joe Hart :sweat_smile:
Struggling with the sun, a West Ham fan throws him his cap to wear :clap:
The Magic of the Cup :wink: pic.twitter.com/fyj6nSqbW5
- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) January 7, 2018
Nothing screams @EmiratesFACup 3rd round like Joe Hart wearing a baseball cap a fan tossed him pic.twitter.com/2GVOhwtoRW
- Hotspur America :microphone2: (@HotspurAmerica) January 7, 2018
The generous fan deserves a free season ticket life after his gesture. We reckon it's not too long before a fan is borrowing his boots to a player in need...
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