Friday, 23 November 2012

Belgium stadium announcer is good at saving penalties

Over in Belgium a stadium announcer helped a league team save a penalty by using his mystical powers to tell them where the ball was going.  True story.


In a fifth division game in the land of chocolate, a second half penalty threatened to undo the home side as they tried to protect a 1-0 lead.  Unbeknownst to the travelling team, a secret weapon lay dormant waiting to be unleashed.  As the referee blew his whistle the stadium announcer summoned his wizard skills and shouted 'Yo - GO LEFT' (in Flemish or French) and the keeper did and THEN HE SAVED THE SHOT!  OH MY WORD.  You can watch it here at 31.10

Scholars maintain that we will never know whether anyone actually listened to what this guy said but let's dare to dream.  It's like that time I was in charge of a baseball team and ordered my players to hit home runs, and then they did!  I am a master tactician and psychologist.


"I told him to do it"