Wide Right: the August 2015 Edition

The week’s most absurd soccer moments

By Sam Patterson

Lorient’s goalie Benjamin Lecomte saw red in the first minute for table-topping an errant striker. [source: /u/25shady]

Whether a back-pass wide right or a classic case of forgetting where feet go, but Mark Durnan put Dundee United in a hole against Celtic that they never got out of. [source: streamable]

Matias Alonso of Uruguay’s Club Atlético Juventud was either the victim of the most geographically specific earthquake in recorded history or flopped off the stretcher to kill more time. [source: 101greatgoals]

Like a Benny Hill gag gone wrong, AC Salé goalie Mohammed Essoukhra got a red card in the Moroccan Charity Shield for forcibly removing a spectator from the field. [source: Who ate all the pies]

For Hammarby IF assistant coach Carlos Banda, it was a classic case of monkey-see monkey-do. [source: imgur]

Even with this GIF’s graininess, you don’t need to be 20–20 to see Toulouse’s Martin Braithwaite botch a tap-in goal. [source: streamable]