Saturday 3 December 2016

WATCH - Hilariously awful pass from Peterborough's Michael Bostwick reveals danger of fluorescent kits

San Gibson

Published 21/11/2016 | 18:48

Peterborough United midfielder Michael Bostwick - and either a teammate or a steward behind him, who knows
Peterborough United midfielder Michael Bostwick - and either a teammate or a steward behind him, who knows

Peterborough midfielder Michael Bostwick has become perhaps the most unfortunate victim yet of the modern trend for luminous-coloured away kits.

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As the below video highlight from this weekend's match at Northampton shows all too clearly, Bostwick aims his contender for 'Worst Pass of the Season' at a steward on the touchline, who is wearing exactly the same shade of yellow as the Posh players.

Even the ball-kids have donned bibs in the garish colour, just to add to the confusion for poor Michael Borstwick in the middle of the park.

As one social media user observed, you "can't teach that". Bostwick's full-back had vacated the spot in front of the steward to make a darting run into the channel - to no avail.

Bostwick cops for an earful but appears to try to explain his perfectly logical mistake. To be fair, as the only player on the pitch to be shown a yellow card that afternoon, perhaps all that colour got a bit too much for him.

And what's more, fans have been quick to note that the steward in question - evidently a staunch 'homer' - does nothing to help the poor Bostwick, just leaves him hanging.

The 28-year-old, who has previously turned out for Stevenage, Ebbsfleet and Crawley Town, is in the best years of his career with the League One club - although hopefully this pass doesn't come to constitute his peak.

The dastardly ploy complete accident came back on hosts Northampton, who lost the game 1-0 to the bright young things of Peterborough after an injury-time goal from Chris Forrester.

Peterborough remained in the League One play-off picture in 5th with their third win on the bounce - though perhaps plans for next season luminous orange away kit will now have to be scrapped.

Video courtesy of Peterborough United Football Club.

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