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Soccer goalie stops paying attention to the ball, kicks air instead

Goalies ... don’t do this.

Sometimes in sports you see a play so gloriously terrible it transcends badness and *actually* becomes good.

This is one of those plays.

Oh. My. Gosh.

This is the goalie of Mainz FC, a German soccer club, during Sunday’s game against Borussia Mönchengladbach. However, you’d be forgiven for not believing this is a pro soccer game, because I’ve seen this exact maneuver at my little sister’s rec soccer games.

However, we all make mistakes — even professional athletes. In fact, this should only serve as inspiration for aspiring keepers in the future: the keep probably won’t make this mistake again and, now, neither will you.

Beautiful. Now THAT’S motivational :).

Keep your eyes on the ball, kids.