Can you believe it’s been 11 years since the 2008 Champions League final in Moscow?
Time flies, doesn’t it?
That rainy evening at the Luzhniki Stadium will be fondly remembered by Manchester United fans for many decades to come. Chelsea supporters, on the other hand, would much rather forget it ever happened.
One man who’ll never be able to forget that night - for all the wrong reasons, sadly - is John Terry.
Chelsea’s inspirational captain stepped up to take what could have been the winning penalty. But on the rain-soaked surface, he slipped, hitting the post in the process.
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Edwin van der Sar went on to save from Nicolas Anelka and United had won the European Cup for the third time.
Chelsea would need to wait another four years before finally landing their hands on club football’s most prestigious trophy.
To mark the 11-year anniversary of the final, one United fan on Twitter decided to play a cruel prank on Chelsea supporters.
@RedDevilBible tweeted: “Eden Hazard is the best penalty taker in the world. His technique is sublime, just watch this video. He’s unbelievable!”
This is accompanied by a video which appears to show us how Hazard is supposedly the world’s best penalty taker.
However, just as he takes the spot-kick against David de Gea, the clip quickly cuts to Terry’s infamous slip in Moscow.
Watch it here...
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the tweet has gone viral.
Chelsea fans who fell for the joke clearly didn’t appreciate it…
Back in 2015, Terry revealed that he was still haunted by his miss in the penalty shoot-out.
“I’ll definitely never be over it,” he was quoted as saying by the Daily Mail. “I still wake up in the night now and it’s like “s***”, it’s there and then you go back to sleep.
“It’s eased over the years for sure. But I still have a few times a year when I wake up and, bang, it’s on my mind. It’ll never go. It’s one of those things, it’s disappointing, and I was gutted at the time.”
You get the feeling that United fans will never allow him to forget what was undoubtedly the worst moment of his career.News Now - Sport News