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(Video) Worst. Penalty. Kick. Ever.

Hey, Amir Sayoud of Egyptian soccer club Al Ahly: Have a nice trip?

To make the situation even more embarrassing Sayoud was assessed for an illegal spot kick, much to the delight of the announcer, who makes one of the more interesting vocalizations I have ever heard as Sayoud trips over his own feet.

But do not fret Al Ahly fans on this side of the globe: the squad, despite Sayoud’s inability to take three steps, plant and kick, still beat Kima Aswan 4-0. And assuming you are as big of an Egyptian League fan as I am, are aware that is no small feat. Or not. Hell if I know.

Although there is a valuable lesson to be learned from this soccer player’s follies: take your time and pay attention to what you are doing. I believe that sentiment, in light of his Egyptian heritage, is best illustrated by the words of renowned lyrical poets The Bangles, who once sang:

If they move too quick (oh whey oh)
They’re falling down like a domino…

Yeah, I know, weaksauce. But hey, any reason that affords me the ability to wax nostalgic about Susanna Hoffs, I’m taking it.

[H/T The Guardian]