The funnier side of football

Sometimes the beautiful game isn’t above getting a little bit silly, as the following videos show only too clearly.

Goalkeeper loses his cool

Dnipro goalkeeper Jan Lastuvka couldn’t believe it when he scored from a free kick just outside his own box, his massive punt bouncing up and over his opposite man, but he was left fuming after the officials ruled the goal out because it came from an indirect free kick.

From ecstacy to agony:

Scottish player picks up the ball and walks off

Do you remember the days when bringing the ball to a kick-about on the playground gave you special rights?

Dundee United’s Gavin Gunning seems to remember them all too well, after deciding to pick up his ball and go home during a 2-0 loss to Inverness.

Gunning was eventually instructed by a parent (actually his manager) to return the ball, before being sent off to his room (actually subbed off):

Gennaro Gattuso hasn’t changed much

Anyone who remembers Gennaro Gattuso from his playing days, will know just what a gritty, tenacious and aggressive character he was in defence.

The man is a legend at both Glasgow Rangers and AC Milan, both for his incredible skills and his often volatile temperament.

Gattuso has since moved into the management game, but as the video from this recent derby between Spal and Pisa in the Italian Lego Pro illustrates, he’s still not someone who suffers fools gladly. Just ask his assistant manager:

Zidane has a little accident

You’ve got to love Zinedine Zidane. He was always entertaining during his playing days, and he’s proving to be a welcome distraction pitchside at Real Madrid games since taking over at the Bernabeu.

The 43-year-old got so excited during the dying moments of Real’s impressive 3-0 Champions League victory over Paris Saint-German that he ripped his trousers:

Ander Herrera gets carried away

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera got carried away during his side’s FA Cup sixth round replay with West Ham – literally.

Hammers stalwart Mark Noble got so annoyed by the amount of time Herrera was taking to walk off the pitch after an ‘injury’, that he decided to take matters into his own hands: