So yes soccer is referred to as The Beautiful Game but friends, I am here to make extremely clear that sometimes It Is Not.
The following clip is from KV Mechelen vs. KV Oostende in the Belgian league on Saturday, and features a run of play so humiliating, so downright silly, and capped off by such an impossible miss, it feels almost like a Buster Keaton film at times. Playing “Yakety Sax” to this is an insult to “Yakety Sax.”
(Still, you might want to cue up the “Yakety Sax.”)
What I love so much about the passage of play is that both teams cover themselves in shame. No one escapes the horror. One guy does something dumb, and then things multiply, build upon one another, a fugue of garbage.
Mechelen, the team in orange there, would end up losing the match, 1-0. Perfect.
I’ll leave it to Molly Hensley-Clancy to add the only commentary that is needed after a spectacle such as this: