Video: Unlucky player gets team-mate's free kick straight in the head
And it is for this reason that the call 'heaaaaaads!' was invented
In case any further evidence was needed, it is hugely unpleasant to get a football in the head at full pelt. Unfortunately, that's what happened to Jochem Jansen of FC Oss in a match against Jong Ajax, who was unaware that team mate and captain Marcel van der Sloot was about to absolutely fire a free kick up the pitch, and he was standing a bit too close for comfort.
Predictably enough, he goes straight to the ground, and he was in a bit of distress as the medical team came over to check him out and make sure everything was ok. He looks a bit woozy as he's being led off the pitch, and we imagine he had a bit of a headache.
The only person who saw the funny side was van der Sloot, who had a bit of a chuckle afterwards.
Hat-tip to Ale Padín on Twitter