Argentinean suffers embarrassing backflip malfunction
The world’s football retirement home, also known as the MLS, is great for those looking for some slow-paced ’sawker’ action, and now it is also a fantastic source of hilarious injuries.
While playing against David Beckham United on Saturday, Argentinean Real Salt Lake striker Fabián Espíndola put the ball in the net after six minutes, and in celebration, he attempted one of his trademark backflip celebrations. Things didn’t go quite as planned, however, as he broke his leg on landing, and then found out the goal was disallowed for offside:
“I’m embarrassed, “said Espindola, who celebrated goals with a flip since his days as a youth player in Argentina. “I’m never going to do that again. I don’t know what happened. I’ve done it a million times. If I would have known I never would have done it.”
As if this wasn’t embarrassing enough, LA Galaxy midfielder Bryan Jordan thoroughly drank Espíndola’s milkshake by executing a perfect flip shortly after his goal in the 2-2 draw.
Espíndola will be out of action for up to six weeks, and The Spoiler advises him to stick to the simple Alan Shearer ‘hand up’ celebration upon his return.