Goalkeeper Celebrates Missed Penalty Shot A Bit Too Soon
This is the hilarious moment a bungling goalkeeper celebrated a dramatic penalty shootout miss - only for the ball to bounce back into the net off the crossbar in a freak goal. The match between Bangkok Sports Club and Satri Angthong had gone to a shootout after normal time ended 2-2 on October 21. The cup game was in the sudden death stage and tied at 19-19 when the last man - the goalkeeper - stepped up to take a spot kick for Bangkok Sports.
They hit the crossbar which sent the opposition goalkeeper running away and jumping in celebration, while the penalty taker held his head in despair. But the ball flew into the air and when it landed the backspin caused it to slowly bounce back into an empty goal as keeper frantically ran back to try to save it. Emotions quickly changed and it was the goalkeeper who threw the ball down in anger while the scorer celebrated his freak goal.
Spectator Phakawat Kunpatee, 18, had been watching his friends take part in the game when he recorded the lucky watch-over-again penalty. He said: ‘’The penalty shoot out was going on for a long time. Both teams were scoring every time. They were good quality.
‘’Then it looked like the other team had lost because they missed. Everybody thought it was over and the crowd was cheering. The ball bounced and then started going backwards. The crowd saw it but the goalkeeper didn't. It went back into the goal then the other team missed. It was funny, but the goalkeeper felt like a bit silly after. He looked like he was going to cry.’' Satri Angthong then missed their next shot to send Bangkok Sports through to the final to be played later next month.
Sports fans have witnessed many players who get into trouble for celebrating too early - from easing up on their run before they reach the end zone which only proves that one can never be sure about the end result during a football match before it is over. But the Satri Angthong goal keeper would quickly regret his decision, as the ball landed with a bit of backspin and began making its way back toward the goal. By the time he realized what was happening, it was too late. Bangkok Sports Club took the lead and would go on to win the game.
It is true that it looks like the other team has lost because they apparently missed and everybody thinks that the match is over while he crowd is cheering. However, nobody expects that the ball bounces back into the goal and starts going backwards. What is peculiar that the crowd sees what’s happening but the goalkeeper doesn’t. So the ball goes back into the goal. It is a hilarious moment for those who watch the video but not for the goalkeeper, he feels silly and looks like he is going to cry.
It's a heartbreaking way to lose, and the lesson here is an easy one to learn - don't celebrate until the result is decided.