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Al-Ahli Defender Commits Handball PK in Derpiest Way Imaginable

Like an inverse-Neuer.
October 1, 2015, 3:58pm

As a keeper, Al-Ahli's Salmin Khamis is something of an inverse-Neuer. Neuer—like the boy raised by wolves—grew up roaming out of the cage, thinking he was a defender, preferring to keep the 'foot' in football. Khamis, a defender, on the other hand, thinks he's a keeper.

During an Asian Champions League match, Khamis went forth with the kind of blind conviction endowed to all pro players, very secure in the belief that the ball went over the endline. So much so, in fact, that he grabbed the ball to…send over to the goal kick position? Maybe? To clean it off? No one has any idea what the hell he was thinking.

Consequently—logically—the referee pointed to the spot and awarded opponents Al-Hilal a PK. Lucky for him, the ball ricocheted off the post, just beyond the reach of the (actual) keeper's hands, which he (the keeper) was allowed to use.