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Top Five: Celebrity football nightmares

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Will Smith put his name in football folklore last weekend with one of the worst penalty kicks in the history of the game.

The Hollywood superstar was showing his ‘skills’ at a Champions League event in Stratford, but isn’t the first American to fall foul of the ‘soccer ball’.

Indeed, legendary singer Diana Ross produced perhaps the most famous foul-up of all-time during the 1994 World Cup opening ceremony, slicing her effort horribly wide before the goal she was aiming at split open.

Another singer who likes his football is Snoop Dogg, but the legendary rapper is definitely much better in the stands than on the pitch.

During an NFL TV show on ESPN, Snoop attempted to show his skills with the round ball, but fails quite miserably in his Spain shirt. That said, he does somehow manage to hit the crossbar twice.

Back in England, and London mayor Boris Johnson showed that rugby might be a better idea than football in a Help for Heroes charity match.

The Etonian produced a tackle that left his German opponent stricken on the floor, with his hands and body doing the damage rather than the feet.

But, for all the bad, there are the occasional good. Jamie Theakston produced a shocking penalty in a Soccer Aid match at Old Trafford, but it was Cheers for Woody Harleson, who slotted home past the same man to win the match for the Rest of the World.

It all makes for fantastic comedy viewing – check out the five brilliant videos below...

Will Smith’s shocker from the spot:



Diana Ross breaks the goal at WC 94:



Snoop Dogg’s crossbar challenge:



Boris Johnson’s rugby tackle:



Woody Harleson/Jamie Theakston penalty drama:

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