Some felt bad for him, but many spat fire on him—saying the golden locks of once a much feared hit-man are now the ones of a dumb, clueless blonde struggling to understand what went wrong.
Truth is, Torres shouldn't feel so mortified.
Every footballer is prone to an error or a bad day, even one of his class and quality.
In fact, there have been a few other horror misses this season which made El Nino’s miss as surprising as Emile Heskey scoring or Joey Barton not fighting.
We take a look at the five worst misses in football this season:-