Vjekoslav Andri proved once and for all why goalkeepers are much better off keeping it simple, after his ridiculous attempt at showboating in the Slovenian top-flight spectacularly backfired over the weekend.
The Radomlje stopper let all of his team-mates down when he was caught out in "no man's land" during Sunday's disappointing 2-0 defeat against fellow strugglers Krka.
Attempting to intercept a long punt forward the 22-year-old controlled the ball near the halfway line, only to be quickly dispossessed by an advancing opponent who headed towards the open goal.
But, before the striker could make his move into the open space in front of him and capitalise on the mistake, Andri decided to wipe him out, leaving the referee with no other option than issuing a red card.
Radomlje were busy chasing an equaliser with the score tentatively poised at 1-0, however, the goalkeeper's dismissal in the 83rd minute gave the bottom placed side no chance of orchestrating a turnaround.
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In fact, after going down to 10-men, matters were made even worse when Marin Peric netted in the 89th minute to put the game beyond doubt, and in doing so condemned Dejan Djuranovic's side to an eight successive defeat.
Sweeper keeping seems to be all the rage at the moment, thanks largely to the exploits of German giant Manuel Neuer. But, a word of warning for other custodian's looking to replicate the Bayern Munich star's showboating skill in the future; there's a reason why the World Cup winner is regarded as the best in the business, so be careful not to get caught out!
You can watch footage of Vjekoslav Andri's embarrassing error in the video below - first brought to our attention by 101GreatGoals.com. Scroll to 2mins 17secs to see the main incident!
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