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Goalkeeper forgets key footie rule

sports Updated: Jan 28, 2011 00:49 IST
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A goalkeeper's job can get pretty boring; we understand that the mind can flutter elsewhere and daydream during a football match if your defence is particularly good. But Ruben Garcia was perhaps too far away with the faeries when he collected a ball while playing for Ontinyent against CD Denia in Spain's third tier league.

Instead of kicking the ball downfield, passing it to a defender or doing anything legal with it, he ran straight out of the box ball in hand.

Indeed the referee was so surprised that it took him a couple of bewildered seconds to whistle and hand Garcia a yellow card - much to the outrage of CD Denia's players, who later saw and kept running for the few seconds it took the ref to whistle the handball! Garcia was only given a yellow card, much to the outrage of CD Denia's players who wanted him off! Ontinyent went on to win the game...

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