After all the controversy surrounding Patrice Evra and his Eric Cantona antics this week, a truly brilliant moment in the Bundesliga has somewhat lifted spirits.
In the first half of FSV Mainz’ trip to Mönchengladbach on Saturday afternoon, goalkeeper Robin Zentner tried to play a pass in his own penalty box.
But somehow, the 23-year-old didn’t realise the ball was at his feet.
On this day in November 2017, a lad from Rüdesheim invented ‘the ghost pass’ – a total fluke that will go down in history as a moment of madness.
Luckily for Zentner, the Mönchengladbach couldn’t capitalise on his mistake and Mainz retained a 1-0 lead in the opening 30 minutes.
What was going through the goalkeeper’s mind is beyond me, but his opposition posted the perfect Tweet shortly after:
— Gladbach (@borussia_en) November 4, 2017
Here’s how the rest of social media reacted to Zentner’s blunder against Gladbach at Borussia-Park, this afternoon:
Wow. That is funny.
😂 Mainz's GK Robin Zentner plays a pass without realizing the ball isn't there.
— DW Sports (@dw_sports) November 4, 2017
— Сергей Андреев (@Deuterium2H) November 4, 2017
I've always taught my players to keep their I head up. I guess now I should also teach them to have a peek. 😂
— Johnny Lowery (@johnlowery222) November 4, 2017
Robin Zentner – remember the name.
— Archie Rhind-Tutt (@archiert1) November 4, 2017