Veteran keeper gets embarrassing just desserts in Peru
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Today we’re offering one of those wonderful instances where derision and scorn are welcome for the subject of our clip, as a
37-year-old keeper in Peru coughed up an awful goal entirely of his own making.
Juan Flores has been in Peru’s first division since 1996,
with six caps for Peru, but today’s footage makes it clear the veteran goalkeeper has hidden talents.
Six minutes in at Sporting Cristal on Sunday, the Union Comercio goalie gave
away one of the most embarrassing goals you'll ever see. Sporting Cristal won 2-0, and its second goal came via an own goal, seriously.
The pink keeper’s uniform and black headband
provide early hints that the 6-foot-5 Flores fancies a bit of panache, and that’s before he starts time-wasting in the sixth minute of a scoreless game. The keeper’s Neymar-sized ball fake
fools only himself, as Irvin Avila takes the candy away -- and says thank you very much for the easiest winner of his career …
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