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Embarrassing Moments Where Athletes Got Caught On Camera

Darren - June 17, 2022
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Embarrassing Moments Where Athletes Got Caught On Camera

Darren - June 17, 2022
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22. Urban Meyer

Meyer is an embarrassment because he’s a shameless human being. NFL players hate him because he treated them like children during his time in Jacksonville. They had a horrible losing record but Meyer didn’t care. He attracted negative headlines after one night out in a bar.

Video footage went viral of a young woman grinding against Meyer at the bar. Meanwhile, Meyer already had a wife and his team lost the day before. But he decided to drown his sorrows by dancing with a younger woman. He apologized afterward but the damage was done via New York Post.

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21. Don’t Look

Rafael Nadal is one of the top tennis players on the planet. The Spaniard is a phenomenal athlete but even the best remain human. He proved that in this case when his eyes went toward a woman’s chest. To be fair, how was it possible for him to look away (via Gazillions)?

The expression on her face is one of pure contempt because she knows what he’s doing. It doesn’t matter to her that Nadal is a superstar because she’s got too much pride. This is one of those no-win situations for Nadal. If he looks away he misses the best view of his life.

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20. Former Teammates

Rio Ferdinand and Carlos Tevez are former teammates. A strong intimacy developed between them because this is quite the photo. We’re joking because there is no suggestion that they’re up to anything inappropriate here. We’re just being childish but we can’t help it.

It appears as though Tevez is graphically using his fist. Yes, it’s possible to go into more detail but we’re not going to do that. As former teammates, there are probably multiple embarrassing photos of the pair. But it’s going to be difficult to top this one (via Reddit).

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19. Bobby Petrino

This image may not appear to be humiliating immediately. But it’s one of the most embarrassing photos of Petrino’s life. The former Arkansas coach had a motorcycle accident in 2012 but that wasn’t the full story. He also had his mistress with him on the back of the bike (via CBS Sports).

In the end, Petrino lost his job because he misled the Arkansas administration. He also betrayed his wife because he cheated on her with a former volleyball player. Petrino’s crash remains the stuff of infamy and this picture with his neck brace sums up the miserable experience.

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18. Excited to Win

Team USA won a bronze medal in rowing at the 2012 Olympics. However, one man appeared to have more excitement than his teammates. Henrik Rummel made waves when his shorts revealed his emotional state. The tight outfit didn’t leave much to the imagination.

“I took it kind of tongue-in-cheek and I thought it was hilarious, but my wife didn’t like it,” Rummel told media members. She didn’t like that everyone was talking about that and not about me winning a medal at the Olympics (via Nicki Swift). For her, it’s one of the most embarrassing photos ever.

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17. The Match

In 2020, Tom Brady participated in ‘The Match’ against Peyton Manning. The golf showpiece saw the legendary quarterbacks team up with Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. In the end, Manning’s team saw victory but it was an entertaining show for TV viewers to watch.

However, Brady endured an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction as the cameras rolled. He bent down to retrieve his ball but then his pants ripped. Luckily he wore underwear because it would have been even more of a disaster. It wasn’t the finest moment of his iconic career (via Golf Digest).

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16. Don’t Stop

Wrestling matches provide many moments like the one above. These are some of the toughest athletes on the planet but it makes them appear ridiculous. Firstly, their outfits don’t help because they are ridiculous. Singlets and ear protectors don’t make for a good look (via Flickr).

There there are intimate poses like in the image above. If either of these young men looks back at this shot they’ll see one of the most embarrassing photos of their lives. It appears as though one of them is pleasuring the other. Perhaps he is and they’re having the last laugh.

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15. Dancing Queen

Here’s another wrestling photo that’s intimate in another way. While most of them appear as though the athletes are engaged in bedroom activities, this one is more child-friendly. We see two men holding hands and it appears as though they are about to step onto the ballroom floor (via Imgur).

It could be a still from the Netflix series Bridgerton. But instead, we have two grizzled men in singlets sharing a beautiful moment. They’ll probably hate this description because they think they’re involved in the most masculine activity of all. But the truth is that they’re cute together.

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14. Water Slide

Tom Brady is the greatest quarterback of all time. He’s also the most successful NFL player in history with more Super Bowl wins than any single franchise. But he’s also only human as some embarrassing photos from his life reveal. This famous shot did the rounds during his early career.

Brady went to a waterpark with his family and had a great time. We don’t know if this was his first time on a water slide but he resembles a little girl as he shoots down. To be fair this is an endearing shot because it’s extremely innocent but he’ll hate looking back at it (via USA Today Sports).

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13. Projectile Spit

Hockey smiles are the stuff of nightmares. These days the sport is safer than before because players wear betterand more protective helmets. Concussions still present a high risk but there is less chance of them losing their teeth. However, this player decided to make the best of his situation.

Here he spits out a projectile shot of water through the gap in his teeth. It’s impressive like from a Super Soaker water gun or a hosepipe. He would make a good starter Pokemon in the famous videogame series. We’re sure that his partner would prefer if he had teeth though (via Fansided).

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12. Levitation

Table tennis is a great sport but it throws up some funny moments. There’s something about a pair of nerdy guys hitting balls at each other that creates a lot of laughs. Here’s a fine example of something hilarious that emerged from an innocuous situation (via Buzzfeed).

It appears as though the player is using telekinesis to make the ball levitate above his hand. The pose and his facial expression combine to suggest that dark forces are at work. If this is the case he should be doing something more impressive than playing ping-pong for a living.

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11. Instant Meme

Marouane Fellaini knew that the writing was on the wall after he saw this picture. A ball smashed him in the face during a Premier League game and left him with this expression. It mushed his face to bits and left him looking like he hails from the depths of Arkansas.

It’s amazing what a ball can do when it hits somebody at a high speed. Fellaini’s facial structure stood no chance as it warped under the pressure of the object. Luckily he didn’t suffer any long-term damage except to his pride. This became an instant meme after the incident took place (via BBC).

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10. Wedding Dress

This wedding dress photo is one of the most embarrassing moments in NFL history. Mike Ditka traded the house to land Ricky Williams ahead of the 1999 season. It remains one of the worst deals ever and Ditka lost his job at the end of the year (via ESPN).

After trading all of their draft picks to land the talented running back, Ditka posed with Williams for this infamous ESPN cover. It saw Williams wearing a wedding dress while his coach wore a tuxedo. We don’t know who cleared this but it was ridiculous.

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9. Face First

Hurdles are one of the most interesting races in the Olympics. Athletes run as fast as they can while jumping over fences. It’s more impressive than simply sprinting in a straight line. There are also more opportunities for embarrassing photos because things can go very wrong.

In this case, an athlete ran headfirst into a hurdle and splattered themselves onto the ground. It’s a brutal ending to his race because it must have caused a lot of pain. But the worst part of this is the humiliation because everybody laughed at his agony (via Daily Relay).

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8. Baseball Crash

Sometimes baseball players crash into the walls because they lose track of their surroundings. They’re running so fast after the ball that they don’t see where they’re going. Then they smash themselves with hilarious but often brutal results (via USA Today).

In this game, Jacoby Ellsbury ran into the wall and severely injured himself. He suffered a sprained neck as well as a concussion and missed a couple of games. It’s amazing how something so innocuous can result in serious consequences. Especially when it’s so funny for fans to watch.

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7. Beast Mode

Wrestling is all about dominating the opposition through superior physicality. In this image, it appears as though the athlete in blue took this thought process too far. It seems like he is using his bedroom techniques on his opponent to compound his misery.

The athlete wearing red lost this bout because there’s an expression of pain on his face. However, some people may interpret this differently. We’ll leave the rest of this to the imagination because the image speaks for itself (via Hornet).

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6. Kick In The Jewels

Draymond Green is one of the dirtiest NBA players ever. He has a reputation for underhand tactics and brutal plays. Nonetheless, the Golden State Warriors value him for what he brings to the court. Green earned notoriety for kicking opposition athletes (via Washington Post).

Steven Adams was one of his victims after Green kicked him twice in the groin. The photo above shows Green unabashedly sticking his foot in Adams’ man parts. It’s a funny picture but one that will make male readers wince in sympathy. That’s the type of player that Green is.

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5. Splattered

Handball is a sport with a big following in continental Europe. This image came from a game between France and Denmark. In the end, the French emerged victorious but the Danish goalkeeper suffered more than anybody else. She left the game after a brutal collision.

The ball hit her in the face at a high scene and produced one of the most embarrassing photos ever. It looks as though it merged with her face to become one with her body. She is now part ball and part human. Perhaps it will give her superpowers (via News Founded).

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4. Faceplant

Here’s another unfortunate baseball player who ran face-first into a wall. This picture is even more dramatic than the previous one because he completely splattered himself. It’s as though he intentionally collided with it by running as fast as he could (via THE).

This is inadvisable because it can result in neck and spinal injuries. These can last a lifetime and ruin a player’s career. However, the fans don’t think about this when they see players run into walls. They laugh because it looks hilarious and that’s all they care about.

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3. Diver’s Face

Olympic divers are spectacular athletes because they perform gravity-defying stunts from great heights. However, they also make hilarious faces in the process. It’s a fact that their expressions don’t flatter them because they are ridiculous (via Sad And Useless).

This doesn’t take away from their athletic abilities and usually, fans don’t zoom in on their faces during competitions. But stills from diving routines show the funny expressions that they make. The one above is a fine example of these ridiculous moments.

Sky Sports

2. My Ball!

Here’s a still from Spurs vs. West Ham in the Premier League. The goalkeeper, Adrian, came forward to claim the ball. Everybody appreciates when a goalkeeper has the confidence to take command of their area. They jump out and grab the ball to alleviate pressure on their defense.

But Adrian made one horrible error. Instead of catching the football, he seized the head of one of his teammates (via Sky Sports). Cheikou Kouyate didn’t know what happened when Adrian wrapped his gloves around him. This is an iconic moment in soccer history because it’s so dumb.

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1. Time For A Break

The Tour De France is one of the classiest events on the sporting calendar. Cyclists race along the classic route as they put their physical and mental resolve to the test. It’s also considered a classy event and brings a lot of high-end sponsorships to the table (via GQ).

However, these endorsements probably don’t want to see images like the one above. Everybody asks what happens if a cyclist needs to use the bathroom during a race. Sometimes they allow it to just flow but they’ll also stop in groups and relieve themselves.

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