Kid in crowd gets smacked into next week by footy
Rugby, AFL or soccer. No matter which code of these great games you follow, there is always room for a bit of fun. In soccer, it is watching players go down for the count after a minor glance from the opposition. In AFL, it is seeing the umpires make a complete f*cking hash of it. Whereas in rugby league, as we see below, we just love seeing a little kid getting unsuspectingly plastered in the face by the ball.
A decent crowd has braved the frigid Northern Queensland conditions to watch their beloved Cowboys take on the Dragons. And whilst the result wasn’t one that would have impressed the locals, the in-crowd entertainment was first rate. As the Cowboys staged an unlikely comeback against the premiership frontrunners, a nice little nugget of distraction came the crowd’s way.
As big Johnathan Thurston slotted a magnificent penalty goal, the crowd who have parked themselves on the hill, all go up for the catch. But as the ball curves around, a poor little fella who has been totally disinterested in the game so far cops the full brunt of the ball flush in the side of the head.
Well, the North Queenslanders love it. Half the crowd shows genuine concern for the youngster, but the other half is in bloody hysterics! The poor fella gets his pill sh*t mixed by the flying ball of leather knocking him clean off his feet and down for the count.
Thurston could not have hit him any more sweetly and the sound of the crowd’s elation of him potting the goal turning suddenly to concern and feigned dismay is definitely worth keeping the sound on for. Obviously, the league star didn’t intend to knock anyone’s block off and you definitely have to keep your wits about you standing in that part of the crowd.
Lesson learned young fella!
Check out the brutal video below and while you’re at it, have a gander at this slimy bloke.