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Duisburg goalkeeper Mark Flekken produced an all-time blooper on Saturday vs. Ingolstadt.
Duisburg goalkeeper Mark Flekken made an all-time blunder Saturday vs. Ingolstadt.

Goalkeeper gaffes are nothing new in football, but the manner in which Duisburg goalkeeper Mark Flekken covered himself in shame on Saturday might just be a sporting first.

In his side's 2. Bundesliga match against Ingolstadt, the Dutch keeper went from hero to zero in a matter of seven minutes, stopping a penalty in the 11th minute before conceding a goal so cringeworthy it will be played on loop in blooper reels for years to come.

After an Ingolstadt goal kick, Ingolstadt quickly worked the ball down field and sent a dangerous aerial ball into the box. With Ingolstadt forward Stefan Kutschke right on his back, Duisburg centre-back Gerrit Nauber raced to the ball and headed comfortably back towards his goalkeeper. One problem. Goalkeeper Flekken was nowhere to be seen, and Kutschke taps in from point-blank range with the goal completely unguarded.

But where was Flekken? Well, it appears the Dutchman was a bit parched and had chosen to go for an ill-timed drink from his water bottle!

On replay, you can see that Flekken completely turns his back to play and goes for a drink, not realising his mistake until the ball is already across the goal line. In utter embarrassment, Flekken remains rooted to the ground at the back of his goal, mirroring a goalkeeper glitch from a video game.

Flekken's teammates will likely never let him live this moment down, but the good news for him is that Duisburg still won by a score of 2-1. Flekken was a good sport after the match, saying "The next games, I do not put my drinking bottle in the goal".

Probably a good idea, Mark.

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