A comedy howler has always been a feature of football all fans love to chuckle about and gorge over, unless of course the blunder occurs for your team.
In past years, when a player performed an outrageous miss on a football field, he would only have to deal with a few irate local supporters and a bit of ribbing from his teammates.
However, as football has evolved, cameras now pervade matches in the most remote of climates, meaning outrageous gaffes can now be consumed by football fans all over the globe.
With velvet playing surfaces, advanced training facilities and escalating wages in the game, it becomes increasingly unforgivable for players to commit such blunders.
Therefore, when they do, it becomes all the more amusing.