Does Tal Ben Haim Really Jinx Gareth Bale's Free-Kick?

Joe Gallagher@joesgallagherFeatured ColumnistSeptember 7, 2015

CARDIFF, WALES - SEPTEMBER 06:  Tal Ben Haim of Israel during the UEFA Euro 2016 Group B qualifying match between Wales and Israel on September 6, 2015 in Cardiff, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images)
Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images

Such has been the form of Wales' Gareth Bale of late that many would have been surprised that he failed to hit the target with a late free-kick in Sunday's 0-0 draw with Israel.

But thanks to one eagle-eyed viewer, a new reason for Bale's his missed effort has been put forward.

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Israel's Tal Ben Haim jinxing Gareth Bale's free kick in yesterday's game.. http://t.co/RvrSaGNaYH

ย Cameras clearly caught Tal Ben Haim gesturing toward the ball as Bale lined up his shot.

Jinx? Curse? Or something completely different?

[Twitter, h/t Telegraph]


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