“GEORGI HRISTOV WILL NOT ALLOW THE BAGELS!”
(Matt May/Tampa Bay Rowdies)
During the 59th minute of a USL match between the Tampa Bay Rowdies and Louisville City, Rowdies touchline reporter Heather Donnelly shared an anecdote about how Louisville goalkeeper Tim Dobrowolski buys his teammates bagels when they keep a clean sheet. And just as she got the words out, Tampa’s Georgi Hristov scored a goal to end the chance at a clean sheet, prompting commentator Mike Pepper to bellow “Georgi Hristov will not allow the bagels! He takes the bagel off!”
Watch and enjoy:
What a night for Georgi Hristov! ✅ 121st Official Appearance (Club’s Modern Era Record) ✅ Scored the game-winning goal ✅ 3 Points https://t.co/EbLLXOFPSZ
There have been many memorable examples of football commentary perfection over the years, but this will be tough to beat. Martin Tyler can only dream of coming up with a line this good.
From now on, every goal that ends the hope of a clean sheet must be referred to as “denying the bagels.”
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