It is bizarre to the extreme whenever any footballer scores an own goal, and even more so when it is the custodian of the goal who makes the error.
Danny Rogers of Kilmarnock is certain to make it into a lot of end of season blooper reels with his schoolboy error against St. Mirren in the Scottish Premiership last weekend.
Kilmarnock were leading 1-0 at home until the 90th minute when their goalkeeper Danny Rogers only had to claim the ball from a cross, under very little pressure from the St Mirren players.
Rogers did claim the ball, only to back into his own net and concede on of the strangest own goals of all time.
It was extremely bizarre to see the goalkeeper display such poor judgement in circumstances where he should be seeing the game out comfortably, as an exasperated Rogers ran to the referee to desperately claim that he was fouled.
The cries for help went in vain as the goal was given, and Kilmarnock had to be content with a 1-1 stalemate when the game was there to be won.
An early goal from forward Danny Whitehall put Kilmarnock ahead in the game, before Rogers’ ridiculous moment of misjudgement ensured that only a point was to be shared between the two teams.
Kilmarnock were overtaken by St Mirren in the Scottish Premiership points tally with the draw on Saturday, despite having played two games more than their opponents.
The moment of madness is one that shot stopper Rogers is likely never forget, and is a reminder of all of the game’s eccentricities which make it special.
Peak Scottish football this, check out the howler from Rogers below –