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Forgetful goalie made laughing stock

Forgetful goalie made laughing stock

By Eurosport
Last update The 28/01/2011 at 09:07 -
By Eurosport - The 28/01/2011 at 09:07
A Spanish goalkeeper has become a global laughing stock after completely forgetting to let go of the ball while running out of the penalty area.
 

Ontinyent's Ruben Garcia collected the ball comfortably during the first half of his side's Spanish third-tier clash against CD Denia and advanced away from the goal with it in his hands, seemingly intent on punting it upfield.

But a sudden rush of blood to the head appeared to make Garcia completely forget the rules: instead of smashing the ball upfield, he carried on running.

The referee seemed so surprised by what was happening that he took a few seconds to gather himself before blowing up for a free-kick on the edge of the box.

Garcia also received a yellow card for the handball - although Denia's players were outraged that he was not sent off.

And their anger was intensified when their own keeper, Ivan Vidal, himself made a late blunder to hand all three points to Ontinyent.

 
 

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