If you’re like most Americans, you do that thing where you go PFFT, WHAT, YOU MEAN SOCCER when somebody calls soccer “football.” It may be the most defining aspect of our nation. We can’t process why a sport involving a ball and your feet would be called “football,” because the sport where you only use your feet once you’ve given up is already called that.
Today, the concept of soccer as football finally makes sense to us. Two German teams played an amateur match on an “American football pitch” last Friday and went full David Akers.
Playing on an American football pitch, [visiting keeper Marcel] Kindler’s save directed the ball onto crossbar of the American football goal, and the ball ended up rebounding back into play.
Incredibly the referee waved play on, and Altona 93 centre-forward Beytullah Atug capitalised on the official’s mistake to smash the ball into the net.
If I was the guy who scored this goal, I’d go to my grave claiming to have done it on purpose. I’d also start playing soccer in a helmet.
[h/t to Reddit]