People hurting themselves is always funny, but when serious injuries occur from show-boating, the old funny bone really gets massaged into climax. Add the astronomical ego of a footballer and public humiliation in front of 30,000 slack-jawed Americans into the mix and you really are looking a potential side-splitting action. Hats off to Fabian Espindola then, an Argentinian-born striker for huge MLS outfit
“I'm embarrassed,” said an understating Espindola, who has reportedly celebrated goals with a flip since his days as a youth player back home. “I'm never going to do that again. I don't know what happened. I've done it a million times. If I would have known I never would have done it,” he uttered with such idiocy, as if to confirm that yes, he was in fact a footballer. To further brilliantly salt his wounds, opposition midfielder Bryan Jordan duly celebrated his equaliser in the dying minutes with a somersault of his own, flipping the bird to Espindola by successfully not breaking any part of his anatomy. Watch the highlights of the match here and see how Espindola's face go from joy, to disappointment, to calcium crunching pain.