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Conceding a goal on FIFA 17 is frustrating at the best of times. But conceding an own goal might be the ultimate humiliation on EA Sports' most popular game.

As in real life, own goals can come in all shapes and sizes, from unfortunate ricochets and deflections to last ditch attempts to clear a cross into the famous "corridor of uncertainty".

However, while those might be explainable, sometimes FIFA throws up a mistake so infuriating that it is enough for a user to throw their controller across the room. That's exactly what happened to one player this week.

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Brought to our attention by the @therealfanatix Twitter account, the footage below is simply titled 'Own goal of the season on FIFA 17'.

And, considering the lack of danger the team in white is in when their defensive midfielder picks up possession just outside his own box, it might well be deserving of that title on sheer bad luck alone.

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It all starts off so well, with the player winning the ball off his opponent. 

However, rather than acting like any normal footballer in real life, the virtual reality midfielder somehow manages to; run into a teammate, trip over his own feet, kick the ball powerfully towards his own goal and, finally, run into his hapless goalkeeper who inexplicably lets the ball roll through his legs and across the line.

A true representation of the saying 'a calamity of errors'. And, as the video above shows at the end with a funny shift to a famous clip of a FIFA player destroying his own TV, you have to worry for the sanity of the player who conceding the goal.

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There will be plenty of FIFA players who will be having flashbacks to their own heartbreak playing the game.

Sometimes, as anyone who has played the game before knows, no matter how many buttons you push as you see your player on the verge of chaos, there is nothing you can do to prevent them coming up with a truly bizarre moment all on their own.

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