Sam Corcoran Takes Worst Free Kick Ever, Has Last Laugh After Giving Away Goal (Video)


Sometimes the most precious gems are hidden deep beneath the earth’s surface. The same can be said about English soccer bloopers.

Sam Corcoran badly botched a free kick during a game Tuesday. He didn’t just botch it, either. His free kick fail led directly to an opposition goal, and the clip has gone viral.

Corcoran, a midfielder for Conference South (English soccer’s sixth tier) club Chelmsford City, was tasked with free kick duties during his team’s game against Hayes & Yeading.

Corcoran slipped as he ran up to strike the ball, knocking it to a Hayes & Yeading player. As most of Chelmsford’s players were in the attacking third of the field, the counterattack was on.

The grateful Hayes & Yeading recipient played it to one of his teammates, and the ball was in the Chelmsford goal within seconds.

Chelmsford went on to lose the game 3-0, ending its 12-game unbeaten run.

The 21-year-old Corcoran took the gaffe in stride. After the game, he laughed off the incident on Twitter.

Watch Corcoran’s infamous effort in the video below.

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