Sunday 23 October 2016

Watch: Ouch! One poor photographer immediately regrets trying to catch a wayward kick-off

Published 28/09/2016 | 17:14

One photographer made the painful mistake of abandoning her post to catch an over-hit kick off at an American college football game and, to make matters worse, the whole thing was captured on camera.

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If it can’t be avoided, the ideal time for embarrassment to strike is when you’re in the comfort of just your own company, but certainly not when a packed stadium and national television audience is looking on.

However, these situations rarely materialise at the ideal moment, as was the case for one photographer who was at the Auburn v LSU game televised on ESPN.

The crowd roared as the game kick off took flight but with no player willing to field it, she dropped the camera and readied for her 15 minutes of fame.

Unfortunately, she neither judged the ball’s trajectory or cupped her heads effectively and, instead, absorbed the full weight of impact in the face.

With nowhere to hide, our stunned photographer took the pain, both literal and metaphorical, like a champ.

It’s pretty funny stuff. 

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