Austria lose to old man wearing sweatpants
June 14, 2016
Austria became a popular dark horse to win Euro 2016 after their undefeated qualifying campaign, but that has come to an end after losing their first match of the tournament to a lowly Hungary side that started the oldest man in the history of the competition — 40-year-old sweatpants wearing goalkeeper Gabor Kiraly.
Hungary stunned Austria (and everyone else) with a goal in the 62nd minute — an event so unnerving that Austria defender Aleksandar Dragovic earned his second yellow card and was sent off just four minutes later. Hungary then added a second goal against 10-man Austria in the 87th minute to seal an impressive 2–0 win that added a clean sheet to Kiraly’s historic day.
It could be difficult for Austria to recover from such a jarring result, perhaps opening the door for Iceland or even Hungary to advance.
Hopefully this will serve as a reminder for Hungary’s next opponents — and everyone else in the world — that you should never underestimate an old man who is willing to wear sweatpants in public.