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(YouTube)   Soccer player retires at end of match. Is replaced by a five-year-old boy ... who scores   (youtube.com) divider line 45
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2012-05-24 11:33:06 AM  
C'est magnifique! There's too much damn dust in here.
 
2012-05-24 11:44:35 AM  
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL!!!!!

He'll remember that day for the rest of his life.

He'll be an old man sitting in bars telling people that when he was 5-years-old he scored a goal on that team and people will be like STFU and GTFO.
 
2012-05-24 01:07:55 PM  
I'm a bit confused... it was during the 66th minute. Aren't there 90 minutes in a match? Wouldn't something like this be done nearer to the 90 minute mark?

Still very cool, not crapping on it... just curious.
 
2012-05-24 01:41:13 PM  
Call me skeptical, but I think they let him score.

Not that I'd complain that, when I was 5, someone would have let me score.

(that sentence doesn't look right)

Still though, kudos for the sportsmanship.
 
2012-05-24 01:57:20 PM  
After the game, in the visitor's locker room...

"The kid was FIVE! You lousy bums! FIVE! You should have crushed him like an ant! But you FAILED! How does it feel to know your failure cost us the game? Huh? HUH! I SAID HOW DOES IT FEEL, YOU PIECES OF SHIAT!!!!"
 
m3h
2012-05-24 01:57:32 PM  
I dislike kids. That being said, I enjoyed this video. He didn't make any annoying noises or anything. Just got out there and played some fútbol.
 
2012-05-24 03:12:02 PM  

CitizenTed: After the game, in the visitor's locker room...

"The kid was FIVE! You lousy bums! FIVE! You should have crushed him like an ant! But you FAILED! How does it feel to know your failure cost us the game? Huh? HUH! I SAID HOW DOES IT FEEL, YOU PIECES OF SHIAT!!!!"


And we're done here!

/dust
//lots and lots of
///dust
 
2012-05-24 03:12:11 PM  
¡¡¡¡¡QUE GOLAZOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

And afterwards, Manchester City tabled a £35 Million bid for him.
 
2012-05-24 03:32:51 PM  
Well, #77 on the white team grabbed the kid's shirt, but then one of the black team flat out tackled #7 on the white team in the box. I'm not up on the rules of footy; would those be offsetting penalties?

/kid's cleats look about 3 sizes too big
 
2012-05-24 03:39:29 PM  

puckrock2000: Well, #77 on the white team grabbed the kid's shirt


I chuckled at that bit. Cute, the kid looked like he was having a good time.
 
2012-05-24 03:42:27 PM  
That game must be what they call a "friendly." Or whatever terms they use in Europe.
 
2012-05-24 03:46:33 PM  
That was awesome.

So, the guy who was subbed out was retiring and the dad of the kid but the kid had a different name on his back. curious.

downstairs: I'm a bit confused... it was during the 66th minute. Aren't there 90 minutes in a match? Wouldn't something like this be done nearer to the 90 minute mark?

Still very cool, not crapping on it... just curious.


I noticed that too, probably just included that in penalty time but yeah, headline is a little off.
 
2012-05-24 03:55:35 PM  

TrainingWheelsNeeded: downstairs: I'm a bit confused... it was during the 66th minute. Aren't there 90 minutes in a match? Wouldn't something like this be done nearer to the 90 minute mark?

Still very cool, not crapping on it... just curious.

I noticed that too, probably just included that in penalty time but yeah, headline is a little off.


I'm still curious... does this league have 60 minute games?
 
2012-05-24 03:58:47 PM  
It's not his kid
.
its the son of a United Russia party official, currently managing director at Орлёнок ("Eaglet"), a children's sports resort near the Black Sea. Orlenok (f. 1957) is and always has been for children of VIPs and party officials.


Information stolen from a metafilter thread.
 
182
2012-05-24 04:04:20 PM  
soccer isn't a sport and this shouldn't be in the sports tab.
 
2012-05-24 04:13:34 PM  

xanadian: That game must be what they call a "friendly." Or whatever terms they use in Europe.


I think that's what they refer to as 'American soccer'
 
2012-05-24 04:36:42 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: Call me skeptical, but I think they let him score.


I clicked on the video assuming they didn't let him score. Now THAT would be something.....

/this was a cool gesture
//his shoes were way too big for him
 
2012-05-24 04:54:33 PM  
And nobody flopped.
 
2012-05-24 05:42:28 PM  
oh, that's just awesome :)
 
2012-05-24 05:44:01 PM  
Crappy ref, there was a player clearly offside on the shot!
 
2012-05-24 05:57:04 PM  

Brother_Mouzone: It's not his kid
.
its the son of a United Russia party official, currently managing director at Орлёнок ("Eaglet"), a children's sports resort near the Black Sea. Orlenok (f. 1957) is and always has been for children of VIPs and party officials.

Information stolen from a metafilter thread.


Well, there's that and when they showed the substution on screen, the two players didn't share a name (granted, I can't read Russian, but I could tell there werent the same characters)
 
2012-05-24 06:02:07 PM  
Awesome. Nice of the other team to let him get a goal.

/Good find subby.
 
2012-05-24 06:07:38 PM  

ATRDCI: Brother_Mouzone: It's not his kid
.
its the son of a United Russia party official, currently managing director at Орлёнок ("Eaglet"), a children's sports resort near the Black Sea. Orlenok (f. 1957) is and always has been for children of VIPs and party officials.

Information stolen from a metafilter thread.

Well, there's that and when they showed the substution on screen, the two players didn't share a name (granted, I can't read Russian, but I could tell there werent the same characters)


lol, that just makes this weird. That's how soccer would look if the cornfield kid got into it.
 
2012-05-24 06:20:47 PM  
www.troll.me
 
2012-05-24 06:40:45 PM  
Oh look. They celebrate Everybody Gets A Trophy Day in Russia, too.

/said in grumpy old man voice. Baahhhh!!
//cool experience for kid.
///66th minute??
 
2012-05-24 06:56:17 PM  
It was a practice match--a testimonial--for fun.
 
2012-05-24 07:24:19 PM  
The kid looked like he was wearing Crocs.
 
2012-05-24 07:27:42 PM  
Just a heads up it was like an All Star game for the league.


"Russia" Vs "world" eg players in the league not from Russia.

Guys name is Vadim Evseev http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vadim_Evseev (so maybe it was in the Belorussian league?)
 
2012-05-24 07:32:48 PM  

Brother_Mouzone: It's not his kid
.
its the son of a United Russia party official, currently managing director at Орлёнок ("Eaglet"), a children's sports resort near the Black Sea. Orlenok (f. 1957) is and always has been for children of VIPs and party officials.

Information stolen from a metafilter thread.


Jesus. That poor soccer player. This is why you always get a dna test on the baby.
 
2012-05-24 07:54:20 PM  
Awww that was cute!!!
 
2012-05-24 08:00:35 PM  

182: soccer isn't a sport and this shouldn't be in the sports tab.


182 needs a ,,,,187 onna undercover troll
 
2012-05-24 08:01:53 PM  
From what I could tell, it looked like hugs all around when the retiring player came off, then his son saw the ball on the field and ran after it, and nobody noticed until he started kicking it around. After a couple of half-hearted attempts to stop him, both sides had the same idea... let the kid score one.
 
2012-05-24 08:10:20 PM  

CitizenTed: After the game, in the visitor's locker room...

"The kid was FIVE! You lousy bums! FIVE! You should have crushed him like an ant! But you FAILED! How does it feel to know your failure cost us the game? Huh? HUH! I SAID HOW DOES IT FEEL, YOU PIECES OF SHIAT!!!!"


You would have prefered this outcome with professionals and kids right?
 
2012-05-24 08:34:59 PM  
My russian is ochen ploxo, but his name looks like "Dzheyoos Chrisan" or "Jeus Chrisn" or something.
 
2012-05-24 09:36:16 PM  
yeah, i gotta dust this place... my allergies are killing me
 
2012-05-24 11:30:20 PM  
Was anyone else expecting one of them to take a dive against a 5 year old, a little bit?
/Cool of them to do that
 
2012-05-25 12:26:52 AM  
Jesus Christ stop falling for fake sentiment. There's no way that was the guy's son, if it was he'd have been watching the kid instead of glad-handing on the bench after coming out.

No, that was either Putin's kid or the kid of some magnate who owns all of the aluminum in Siberia or some shiat. The other team's goalie knocked the ball in! Definitely a let-the-kid-score-or-we-end-up-dead moment.
 
2012-05-25 12:36:18 AM  
I thought the defense did great job with the kid making it seem like they were trying....good acting in other words. The lunge by the fullback, the dive by the goalie were both great. Also, the (American style) tackle on the last defender was pretty sweet.
 
2012-05-25 01:20:08 AM  

Daedalus27: CitizenTed: After the game, in the visitor's locker room...

"The kid was FIVE! You lousy bums! FIVE! You should have crushed him like an ant! But you FAILED! How does it feel to know your failure cost us the game? Huh? HUH! I SAID HOW DOES IT FEEL, YOU PIECES OF SHIAT!!!!"

You would have prefered this outcome with professionals and kids right?


I'd rather something like this.
 
2012-05-25 01:45:12 AM  

Unshavenhelga: It was a practice match--a testimonial--for fun.


I was wondering if that was what this might be. I just learned about that custom within the past year or two, and find it pretty cool that a retiring player who spent most or all of his career with his club gets one final hurrah in front of the home fans, often against an important opponent. That would be pretty cool to see here in the US, but free agency being what it is, I could understand why that might be a little more difficult to work out.

Also, kind of disappointed that the kid isn't his son.
 
2012-05-25 06:12:35 AM  

madden101: Unshavenhelga: It was a practice match--a testimonial--for fun.

I was wondering if that was what this might be. I just learned about that custom within the past year or two, and find it pretty cool that a retiring player who spent most or all of his career with his club gets one final hurrah in front of the home fans, often against an important opponent. That would be pretty cool to see here in the US, but free agency being what it is, I could understand why that might be a little more difficult to work out.

Also, kind of disappointed that the kid isn't his son.


It used to be a little more important than just a last hurrah - traditionally a player was entitled to a testimonial (from which he would receive the gate receipts) after 10 years service at one club. After a career of less than 20 years it could provide an important lump sum to ease his transition to a new one - the cliche was for ex-players to buy a pub. There may also have been an element of recognition that by staying at one club he'd foregone the signing on bonuses he could have had on transferring to another club.

Of course that was before players were payed more in a week than most people earn in a year. These days players (top flight anyway) tend to use testimonials as charity fund raisers.
 
2012-05-25 07:54:54 AM  

madden101: Unshavenhelga: It was a practice match--a testimonial--for fun.

I was wondering if that was what this might be. I just learned about that custom within the past year or two, and find it pretty cool that a retiring player who spent most or all of his career with his club gets one final hurrah in front of the home fans, often against an important opponent. That would be pretty cool to see here in the US, but free agency being what it is, I could understand why that might be a little more difficult to work out.

Also, kind of disappointed that the kid isn't his son.


It's usual around here for big-enough players. You gather up your buddies from everywhere, sometimes retired themselves, and then play a match for shiat and giggles in front of the crowd. Usually the guy retiring will switch jerseys at halftime and play one half for each team. And, depending on how big you are, you'll get big names for you and big turnouts from the fans. For example, when Iván Zamorano retired (he started in Chile, then played in PSG, Real Madrid, InterMilan and America de Mexico before finishing in Chile's Colo Colo), his goodbye match had some big foreign names: Zanetti, Chilavert, Simeone, Michel, Baggio, Raúl, Ronaldo, Stoichkov, VAlderrama, Butragueño, Recoba, among others. Full 65k capacity stadium, too.
 
2012-05-25 09:40:58 AM  
As the father of a young boy, I totally appreciated this video. You can tell that all of the players instantly thought of him as their own boy, and were just playing a backyard game with him. +1 for the good guys.
 
2012-05-25 03:56:02 PM  

Krieghund: Daedalus27: CitizenTed: After the game, in the visitor's locker room...

"The kid was FIVE! You lousy bums! FIVE! You should have crushed him like an ant! But you FAILED! How does it feel to know your failure cost us the game? Huh? HUH! I SAID HOW DOES IT FEEL, YOU PIECES OF SHIAT!!!!"

You would have prefered this outcome with professionals and kids right?

I'd rather something like this.


I was thinking this...


southparkstudios-intl.mtvnimages.com
 
2012-05-25 06:50:12 PM  
Pravda says this kid just scored against the US National Team. For once I believe them.
 
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