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The Chase contestant makes embarrassing Liverpool gaffe

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Have you ever seen an ice cream van in the penalty area of a football pitch? No, neither have we. 

Though, sensationally, a contestant on ITV quiz show The Chase believed that such an event had occurred during a Premier League encounter, no less.

Emma, clearly not an ardent Kopite, was asked: "In 2009, Sunderland scored against Liverpool when the football deflected in off what object?"

She was given the options of: A. Beach ball, B. Ice cream van and C. Sunbathing German. 

Benefit of the doubt?

As we know, and as most people with common sense should know, it was in fact the beach ball.

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It was Darren Bent who had the shot that deflected off the item in question, wrong-footing then Liverpool goalkeeper, Pepe Reina, and trickling into the back of the net. Sunderland went on to win the game 1-0 courtesy of the incident. 

Football isn't everybody's area of expertise so we can forgive people for not knowing about the events of a game from over five-and-a-half-years ago. However, when you feel there is more chance of there being an ice cream van on a football pitch than a ball or a German, then there is a bit of an issue.

If Germans sunbathed on the pitch...

It wouldn't have been as bad had she answered with "A sunbathing German." Although there wasn't a German player in either of the two squads that day, there was at least a chance of there being such an occurrence.

Twitter of course had it's say with one Liverpool related account tweeting the images of the question, her answer and then an image of Kermit the frog hanging himself. It truly made a lot of viewers feel that way. 

Even Anfield legend, Jamie Carragher took time out of watching the Ballon d'Or to tweet...

Emma's not the only one

This is not the first time theres been a ridiculous and senseless answer on The Chase. and, again, it involved Liverpool.

A girl, who was from Merseyside was asked: "Which SPANISH football club won the first five European Cups?" Her answer? Liverpool, of course.

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Jamie Carragher
Darren Bent
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