Player causes own goal by hugging goalkeeper after penalty save

When celebrations go wrong

When your goalkeeper saves a penalty, it’s only natural to want to hug them, but a player in the Turkish second division learned the hard way that hugging the keeper while they’re holding the ball can have disastrous results.

Just watch…

The keeper made the save look easy enough, but when his teammate jumped on him as soon as he got up, it jarred the ball loose and into the net.

Now, I’ve seen a lot of own goals in my time, but own goal by hug is something new to me. And this is how a team-wide ban on hugs was born.