I am not a trained medical professional, but at least I don’t pretend to be. As for these gentlemen, I cannot say the same.
A recent Israeli soccer match featured an equally hilarious and concerning moment when two on-field medics had a world of trouble trying to escort an injured player off the field. The two dudes brought out a stretcher onto the field and attempted to carry the wounded man to the sideline, but they only managed to get a few feet before the plan unraveled.
Right from the start, the two medics didn’t seem very qualified to transport the stretcher. Their awkwardness and confusion seems to indicate a lack of training or experience in the process, and it certainly didn’t help that one of the stretcher’s handlebar grips came off at a very inopportune time.
Either way, the hurt player was rightfully pissed after being dropped to the ground. Again, I’m not a medical professional — and, please, correct me if I’m wrong here — but I’m pretty sure the main occupational requirements of one is to treat injured people, not put them in a position to be further injured.
But the best part of the whole sequence is what comes after the player is dropped. Obviously upset, the dude smacks away the stretcher in disgust and decides that’s he better off trying to help himself off the field rather than rely on those two bozos. He’s helped out by a teammate, who carries him swiftly to the sideline while the medics follow closely behind, hanging their heads in shame.
Side note: How haven’t they designed these stretchers so that the front medic’s ass isn’t always directly over the injured player’s face yet? Make the handles longer, then it’s less awkward to carry and the injured dude doesn’t have to be teabagged all the way to the sideline. Seems easy enough, no? Just spit ballin’ here.