Usually you assume that if fans at a soccer game are going to face any danger, it will come from the grandstands rather than the field. After all, unlike baseball, where foul balls and line dives are scattered up to 300 feet from home plate in any direction, there are only so many places in a soccer stadium where a ball can even reach fans at a fast pace. And if it does get there, it’s a lot easier to see a soccer ball coming on account of the size, and the fact that it’s certainly not travelling 100 mph.
So yeah, you normally would think a soccer fan should be more worried about getting caught in a soccer riot than getting hit by a ball. But of course, this is almost certainly the line of thinking that put the following Celtic fan in danger. He was at Saturday’s game between Celtic and Kilmarnock, and he probably wasn’t paying that much attention because the action was a good 30 yards away. No danger here, right?
Then, of course, the ball catches him off guard and hits him straight in the face, knocking his glasses off.
Take a look:
So let this be a lesson to you: if you’re sitting behind the goal at a soccer game, stay focused on the game.