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The Awkward Moment A Peterborough Player Mistakenly Passed To A Steward

The Awkward Moment A Peterborough Player Mistakenly Passed To A Steward

In our long and successful football careers playing on the local playing fields or at the local football court we've all been guilty of passing the ball to the completely wrong person. By that, I'm not meaning passing to your left-back instead of your right winger, by the way.

It was a regular occurrence in school football where you'd pass the ball straight to someone from the other team or even worse, pass the ball to someone who wasn't playing - sadly the dinner lady didn't have her boots on this occasion so she was not able to take part.

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The whole "I thought he was on my team" or "I thought he was playing" excuse came out regularly but that didn't stop your teammates being absolutely livid with you.

However, it appears as though the same sort of scenario even occurs in professional football.

On November 21 2016, Peterborough United sported a bright fluorescent green away kit in their win over Northampton and that brought about a bit of difficulty for midfielder Michael Bostwick.

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The strip has the identical colours to the typical attire a pitchside steward wears and so when a figure wearing bright Hi-Vis colours was moving near the pitch, Bostwick mistakenly thought one of the stewards was a teammate and passed the ball to him.

He must have wondered why his 'teammate' didn't collect the ball. The ball rolled out of play as Bostwick gave the opposition a throw-in.

Last season, a similar gaffe occured in the Premier League game between Chelsea and Swansea City when Renato Sanches passed to a pitchside advertising board at Stamford Bridge.

Images: Premier League

Topics: Steward, Football News, Football

Josh Lawless

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