Portuguese Press Label Iker Casillas 'Butter Hands' for Mistake in FC Porto Loss

Joe Gallagher@joesgallagherFeatured ColumnistJanuary 18, 2016

Porto's Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas gestures at the end of the Portuguese league football match Vitoria Guimaraes SC vs FC Porto at the Dom Alfonso Henriques stadium in Guimaraes on January 17, 2016.  Vitoria won the match 1-0.  AFP PHOTO/ MIGUEL RIO
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Iker Casillas is the butt of the joke on Monday, as FC Porto slumped to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Vitoria Guimaraes on Sunday night.

The former Real Madrid goalkeeper fumbled a routine catch, which led to the opening goal of the game by Bakary Sare after just four minutes.

That led to one Portuguese newspaper, Record, labelling the Spaniard "butter hands":


The result leaves manager-less Porto stranded in third place, five points behind league-leading Sporting Lisbon.

Thirty-four-year-old Casillas made over 700 appearances for Los Blancos between 1999 and 2015 and has represented his country 165 times.

[BBC Sport]