There really is no place to hide for a keeper when they make a horrific mistake, but some mistakes are just so ridiculous that you almost feel sorry for them.
This action came from Caen vs Grenoble last night, as the Grenoble keeper Brice Maubleu inexplicably threw the ball towards his own goal while under no pressure:
— ???????? ? (@_Axolt_) February 28, 2020
Le gardien de Grenoble, Brice Maubleu, a commis l’irréparable face à Caen ! Le gardien grenoblois a voulu relancer à la main mais s’est mis le ballon dans son propre but.#ligue2 #football #boulette #gardien #Caen #Grenoble pic.twitter.com/VS9gdKMl6R
— Anthony Ménès (@MenesAnthony) February 28, 2020
It looks like he goes to throw it out, only to change his mind just after it was too late and he tries to hold onto it instead. It’s almost comical slow motion as he scrambles to stop it going over the line, but he can’t stop the goal from happening.
It’s deeply embarrassing and also came just a minute after his team conceded the opening goal. As expected, it completely knocked the stuffing out of them and the game finished 2-0 to Caen.