Nigerian Goalkeeper Basically Throws Ball into His Own Net Amid Allegations of Match-Fixing

By 05.29.14

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A day before Nigeria and Scotland squared off in a soccer friendly, British police conducted an investigation into possible match-fixing. The inquiry yielded no concrete allegations before kick-off but set the stage for a situation where every play would be scrutinized a little more thoroughly.

That’s why Nigerian keeper Austin Ejide’s own goal is so hilarious.

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Uh, dude … you can’t just throw the ball into your net so brazenly. People are going to get out their Jump to Conclusions mats.

Luckily for Ejide, the goal was disallowed because the officials saw a bit of light contact by Scotland’s Grant Hanley.

Point-shaving: less is more.

[Vine via Mikey]


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