Egyptian goalkeeper unpunished for ridiculous save outside the box

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It takes a little eccentricity to be a goalkeeper.

From Heurelho Gomes to the Scorpion, Rene Higuita, we've seen plenty of crazy decisions from men between the sticks over the years.

In the Premier League this season, it's been all about the alarming trend of the sweeper keeper, with Kasper Schmeichel showing exactly how not to do it against Liverpool.


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If you think that was some bad goalkeeping, though, think again.

Courtesy of Stad Masr, take a look at this. 

Over in the Egyptian league, Awad blocks a shot from a good five yards outside of the penalty area, which he must know is a completely illegal save.

What's even more baffling is how none of the attacking side appear to notice. If they did notice, at least, none of them seemed to have a problem with it. Neither did the ref - no booking, no free-kick. Nothing. 

That's why the game carried on blissfully as if nothing had happened.

It wasn't entirely necessary, either, as he had a man covering him, tracking back with the striker. To be fair, though, if he'd made that on the goal line, in the box - anywhere he's actually allowed to touch the ball with his hands - it would've been a decent save.

It's probably not a move you'll see from David de Gea or Manuel Neuer any time soon, even if the latter is known for moving about a bit.

All in all, you've got to applaud this moment of madness, and it's probably worth keeping an eye on the Egyptian league if this game's anything to go by.

Where does this rank among terrible goalkeeping decisions? Let us know in the comments. 

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