Pic: A seemingly impossible yet absolutely hilarious photograph from an indoor Gaelic Football tournament in Toronto
How the hell did this even happen? You’ve got to hand it to the photographer though, this is perfect timing in fairness.
Although it is true of nearly every sport, the GAA tends to lend itself to particularly spectacular action photos, whether it be a midfielder soaring above a swarm of bodies below to make a stunning catch or a hurl being split or bent dramatically out of shape when a player tries to pull on a high ball dropping from a puck-out in the small ball game.
Like all sports, it also lends itself to some hilarious photos that are the product of nothing else but perfect timing, as was the case in a recent indoor Gaelic Football tournament in Toronto.
The photo below was sent into us by Phil Gill, who was actually playing in the game and was hoping we could help him explain how in the hell the action shot came to pass.
Apart from the obvious explanation was that the defender in question was trying to purposely block the ball with his arse we can’t think of many other reasons; maybe he sh*ts O’Neill’s footballs on a regular basis or it was a result of a forfeit similar to the one forced on Father Ted when he had to kick Bishop Brennan up the arse, with the roles reversed on this occasion, of course.
We might not know what’s going on but we certainly got a great kick out of it all the same; we’ve heard of putting your body on the line for the team but this is taking it to a new and completely disturbing level altogether.
Hat-tip to Phil Gill for sending this one our way