What is the worst “Walk of Shame” in sports?
I have been wondering that lately. My current top contender is for any goalkeeper in soccer who first gets scored upon and then must walk into the back of the net to retrieve the ball while the other team celebrates.
I saw a painfully funny example of this one time in youth soccer. The keeper, who was about 9 years old, got scored upon. Head down, he walked slowly toward the back of the net to retrieve the ball. While trying to roll it out of the back corner, his cleats got stuck in the netting, and he fell down onto the grass inside the net. Teammates then had to untie him.
Think about it. Who else has to do something like that in sports?
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If you’re an NFL cornerback who gets burned for a touchdown, you have to walk to the sideline. But at least you don’t have to get the ball back after it is spiked to the ground.
If you’re a pitcher who allows a home run, you don’t have to climb into the stands to find the ball and return it to the umpire.
Is there anything more embarrassing in sports than soccer’s “Walk of Shame?”
If you have a better idea – or a personal memory of something worse – email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet me @Scott_Fowler. The best response will receive a free signed copy of “100 Things Panthers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die.”
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