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Sunderland's Assist

Okay, so the videos of Sunderland's wacky goal against Liverpool are being blocked by the copyright gods, so I offer you the reaction of the Sky Sports "Soccer Saturday" studio announcers:

By Steve Goff  |  October 18, 2009; 1:24 AM ET
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Posted by: RedDevil1 | October 18, 2009 1:41 AM | Report abuse

Could not have happened to a more deserving club. :)

Posted by: uknowmeas-GQ | October 18, 2009 2:08 AM | Report abuse

Around these parts, the balloon is simply popped and/or taken off the field.

Posted by: sitruc | October 18, 2009 2:30 AM | Report abuse

Losing to effing Sunderland?!?! My heart is breaking.

Posted by: KireDCU | October 18, 2009 4:52 AM | Report abuse

The best part about it is that it's a Liverpool balloon thrown by a Liverpool supporter. Well done.

Posted by: Jared7 | October 18, 2009 8:30 AM | Report abuse

Funny thing is that the ball was in the net at the beginning of the game. Reina had ample opportunity to take care of the ball before it became a distraction. Unless one of the field personnel returned the ball to the stands, and it got thrown out again, I can't see how Liverpool can have any complaint. It's their own (supporters) fault they lost at the Stadium of Blight.



Posted by: jayrockers | October 18, 2009 10:22 AM | Report abuse

Now that's a WICKED GOOGLY!!

Truer words have not been said, uknowmeas-GQ.

Posted by: Kosh2 | October 18, 2009 10:30 AM | Report abuse

Argh! This video keeps getting blocked.

Posted by: Reignking | October 18, 2009 10:52 AM | Report abuse

The ball came off the defenders foot not the balloon.

Posted by: peridigm | October 18, 2009 11:05 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: DCSharksFC | October 18, 2009 11:26 AM | Report abuse

Ha! Best thing was watching the keepers reacting to the balloon, trying to keep that from going in the goal.

Posted by: Reignking | October 18, 2009 11:32 AM | Report abuse

So,somebody watches that programming? I have wondered. Seems like I'd rather watch a game -- any game -- than watch some clods prattle on about half a dozen games while they're happening.

Posted by: fischy | October 18, 2009 11:37 AM | Report abuse

Should that goal be allowed to stand?

Posted by: MitchTooMuch | October 18, 2009 12:11 PM | Report abuse

Wow, one of the angles makes it looks like the defender kicks away the balloon before the ball gets to it, and the ball takes that odd bounce because of the defender's foot, not the balloon.

Posted by: Hokienautic | October 18, 2009 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Was the boy inside the balloon when the ball struck it? Or was he hiding up in the stadium's attic?

Posted by: Miles_Standish_Proud | October 18, 2009 2:00 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: bobfairchild1 | October 18, 2009 2:26 PM | Report abuse

good one MSP.

Posted by: DadRyan | October 18, 2009 2:31 PM | Report abuse

The defenders toe hit the balloon while the ball was defected up into the net.

Posted by: peridigm | October 18, 2009 6:01 PM | Report abuse

Maybe Balloon Boy from Colorado was actually inside this balloon.

I smell a reality TV show coming...

Posted by: Joel_M_Lane | October 18, 2009 11:31 PM | Report abuse

99 Red Balloons: new theme song for Reds' opponents.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | October 19, 2009 7:29 AM | Report abuse

It has been confirmed that all of this is indeed a publicity stunt for Liverpool.

Posted by: sitruc | October 19, 2009 7:29 AM | Report abuse

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