Portsmouth Supporter Takes Selfie with Scunthorpe Keeper During Match

BR-UK StaffFeatured Columnist IVFebruary 23, 2014

via Twitter @BradSaundersPFC

One 17-year-old Portsmouth supporter became an overnight legend to lovers of football selfies everywhere with one arm around an unsuspecting goalkeeper and a click of the camera. 

Pompey fan Bradley Saunders snapped the perfect selfie, catching Scunthorpe goalkeeper Sam Slocombe off guard during the waning minutes of an eventual 5-1 mauling in favour of Scunthorpe.


Pompey losing 5-0 Scunthorpe keeper had nothing to do so we had a cheeky selfie pic.twitter.com/BzdA8elvGa

— Bradley Saunders (@BradSaundersPfc) February 22, 2014


As of Sunday evening, his tweet had been retweeted more than 2,800 times. He's also gained almost 300 followers overnight. Quite the consolation prize for the fan as his team was on the wrong end of a lopsided match. 


@br_uk like 300 aha

— Bradley Saunders (@BradSaundersPfc) February 23, 2014

According to the Daily Mail, Slocombe was running toward Saunders and friends and he jumped at the opportunity to snap the picture. 

"He (Slocombe) didn't know much about it!

"He was just getting a drink so I sat on the wall behind the goal, put my arm around him and took a photo. That's why he looks a bit unaware!"