WATCH: Cheeky Villa ball boy nutmegs keeper
As Aston Villa and QPR battled out a hard-fought 3-3 draw last Tuesday night – with both teams straining to escape the relegation quagmire in the Premier League – there was a moment of light relief / disgusting gamesmanship (delete as appropriate if you’re a Villa/Rangers fan) at the end.
A Villa Park ball boy went to retrieve the ball for visiting keeper Rob Green after it went behind his goal at the end of a game that saw Villa’s Christian Benteke grab a superb hat-trick.
Although the ball boy falls flat on his arse after slipping, he rescues his embarrassment and shows some natty skills to lift the ball up and flick it as he lay on the flat of his back on the turf.
Keeper Green fails to grab it and it comes back to the ball boy – who then picks it up and taunts him with it before nutmegging him.
Green doesn’t look impressed at the ensuing hilarity, it’s fair to say. Perhaps the fact that he let big Benteke raid his net three times spoiled his good humour?