It’s getting a little bit weird now…
Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen came under fire a couple of weeks ago for pulling down the shorts of Aston Villa striker Nicklas Helenius in the penalty box during their Capital One Cup fixture, leaving the Danish striker totally exposed, and more importantly denying a clear goal scoring opportunity.
For some bizarre reason, the referee failed to award a penalty – perhaps because the incident itself was too strange.
Whilst Vertonghen drew condemnation from Paul Lambert and Jose Mourinho – he loves getting involved doesn’t he? – it hasn’t stopped the Belgian defender from trying the same trick again.
The former Ajax man clearly thinks it is a useful tool for defending having got away with it, and looked to try the same trick during Sunday’s Premier League encounter with West Ham United.
As young Ravel Morrison burst through on goal, Vertonghen tried another cheeky grab of the shorts.
But this time, he was unsuccessful, as Morrison held off the ‘challenge’ to dink the ball over Hugo Lloris and put West Ham into a shock 3-0 lead White Hart Lane.
He even got to wheel away in celebration with his shorts still on!
We wonder if Vertonghen has learnt his lesson now?
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