During a game of youth futsal (it’s like indoor soccer except played on a smaller, harder pitch), a kid taking a penalty kick turned a simple scoring play into one of the most unbelievable sports moments in recent memory all thanks to a shoe mishap.
The young player knocked the penalty kick past the goalie and into the net. But the real spectacle of the play came when his shoe, which flung off during the play, arced up and swished into the nearby backboard. During the moment, none of the kid’s teammates, coaches, or opponents could quite believe what they were witnessing. They gawk as the shoe flies through the air and heads straight for the basketball hoop. When it finally glides through the net, everyone in the gym, save for the goalie, begins celebrating the freak, fantastic turn of events as though they just won the World Cup.
Scoring twice with one shot.
What’s most remarkable about the video is that the kid looks so confident the entire time that you have to wonder if he knew exactly what he was doing. Immediately after the kick, he slowly walks towards the hoop, as though he somehow sensed his shoe was going in. And while the rest of the team cheers hysterically, he seems to treat the fluke moment as though it was little more than a glorified lay-up.
But even if it was just a happy accident, the kid can still be proud knowing that he pulled off one of the most magnificent feats of all-time. After all, who else can say they scored a basketball 3-pointer and a soccer goal at the same damn time?