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Daily Videos: Footballer Fails

by Aidan Elder | May 17, 2011

We actually had today’s random videos ready to go yesterday, but such is the prevailing mood on a Monday morning, we thought you’d appreciate seeing some moderate violence. We hope we captured your frame of mind just right. Well, yesterday’s downright anger has ebbed to become mere cynicism and bitterness and with that in mind the overall theme of today’s videos is ‘ha ha, look at that millionaire footballer doing not so good – that makes me fell slightly better about myself’ – or ‘Footballer Fails’ to use the more common vernacular.

First up, it’s Maarten ‘Safe Hands’ Stekelenburg – a reported target to replace Edwin van der Sar at Old Trafford. Ajax clinched the Dutch league title by winning the winner takes all final day showdown against Twente and in the midst of all the celebrations, Stekelenburg dropped the cup (more like a shield to be honest) from the top of a fast moving open top bus. Stick with it, because it’s worth it in the end.

He does remind me a lot of van der Sar, particularly that game against West Brom at Old Trafford. Our second mistake comes from Germany where international superstar/average club player Miroslav Klose did a Maxi Rodriguez/Dimitar Berbatov/Kanu etc. etc. – you get the message, he somehow missed a wide open goal when it was easier to score. It happens quite a lot, but that doesn’t make it any less funny.

If he was wearing a German jersey he would have got it. And probably another 5 to boot.

As ever, use the comments section for more mocking of well paid athletes we actually respect or sending your musings on life.


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