Belgian Soccer Fan Takes a Ball to the Face During the Pre-Game Warmup (Video)
Normally, if a sports fan gets hit with a ball, you feel sorry for them, but that empathy is mitigated by the fact that, frankly, they kind of had it coming because they were not paying attention. That Padres fan who got hit in the chest with a foul ball while he was updating his Facebook status on his phone comes to mind here.
The case we have for you today is a bit of a mixed bag, though. It’s a video of a female fan of Belgian soccer club Oud-Heverlee Leuven getting hit right in the side of the face with a ball. On the one hand, it comes before the game even starts while both teams are just warming up. So, you know, you might think “hey, why would a ball come flying 20 rows into the stands during warmup?” On the other hand, based on the velocity of the ball, it seems like the woman was probably sitting behind one of the goals—in which case, that’s why a ball would come flying 20 rows into the stands during warmup.
In any case, it happened, and it looks like it really stung. Take a look:
At least she had her kid there to console her and give her a nice peck on the cheek.