Football is normally taken far too seriously by far too many people, so it is refreshing to see a player able to have a laugh in the heat of an actual competitive match.
League Two side Chesterfield have made a good start to the season and eased to a 2-0 victory over Cheltenham on Saturday, making it two out of two.
However, Chesterfield’s composed performance was not the most remarkable happening in the match; that honour goes to a cheeky move by Spireites winger Gary Roberts.
Cheltenham’s Russell Penn was making a nuisance of himself in front of the ball after a free-kick had been given and the referee was not doing a great job of moving him on.
Roberts’ reaction was unusual to say the least and you can see the surprise on Penn’s face when he begins to walk away, only to have his shorts suddenly round his ankles.
The Robin’s midfielder looked confusedly at the referee, suggesting something should be done to Roberts for pulling his shorts down, but Michael Bull was not interested and told Penn to pull his shorts up and get on with the game.
Penn’s embarrassment would eventually turn to frustration, as Roberts would go on to score the game’s opening goal.
Watch Chesterfield winger Gary Roberts pull down Cheltenham midfielder Russell Penn’s shorts in front of the referee below…
Thanks to Dirty Tackle for bringing the video to our attention.