How do you break a striker’s heart?
By telling him that the goal he has just scored has been disallowed, of course.
That’s what happened to Western Sydney Wanderers forward Kerem Bulut, who thought he had put his side into the lead in their match against Melbourne City.
But, instead of hearing the referee’s whistle immediately after he had struck the ball past the goalkeeper, it took a good 30 seconds before he realised that the linesman had his flag up the whole time.
During those 30 seconds, Bulut proceeded to celebrate wildly by himself by jumping into the jubilant crowd and going pretty crazy.
His reaction when he turned back towards the pitch was priceless. His delight turned into disbelief after discovering that his goal had been chalked off and could be seen mouthing the word “f**k”.
Take a look at the hilarious - yet devastating - incredible below:
We’re not quite sure exactly why Bulut went so mental after scoring in the first place but he certainly looked pretty pleased with himself.
To make matters even worse for the striker, his side went 1-0 down five minutes later after Tim Cahill put Melbourne City ahead.
Bulut was then substituted with more than 20 minutes remaining to complete a miserable day for him. However, his side claimed a point after former Birmingham, Leeds, Bristol City and Preston defender Neil Kilkenny scored an own-goal in injury-time.
You may feel sorry for Bulut, especially after replays suggested he was onside in the first place, but, apparently, he’s a bit of a ‘bad boy’.
When he signed for Western Sydney Wanderers in September, the heavily tattooed 24-year-old insisted that his reputation isn’t necessarily accurate.
“Sometimes I get portrayed as a bad person or whatever, but it is nothing like that,” Bulut said.
“People make judgments, but if you want to make a judgment, come and meet me. Have a chat with me and see what sort of person I am.
“I am a family man and a person who loves football — I’m nothing else.”
Poor old Bulut.
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