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Watch: The Puskas Award Winning Goal Made A Laughing Stock Of Physics

Watch: The Puskas Award Winning Goal Made A Laughing Stock Of Physics
By Gavan Casey Updated

In the 'Reynolds vs Reynolds: The Cereal Defence' episode of It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia season 8, the gang holds court in Paddy's Pub after Frank slams into Dennis' car, causing him to spill cereal and milk all over its interior.

A recess is called when the judge, Mac, declares evolution a "load of bull crap," causing the gang to question his suitability to his self-appointed role. Mac's riposte is to draw up a chart of mankind's greatest scientists, and explain how, one by one, they've been wrong about certain aspects of their field.

"Science," says Mac, "is a liar sometimes."

This... is Aristotle. Thought to be the smartest man on the planet. He believed the Earth was the centre of the universe. And everybody believed him because he was so smart, until another smartest guy came around. Galileo. And he disproved that theory...making Aristotle and everyone else on Earth look like...(*slaps a sticker that reads 'BITCH' on Aristotle's picture*) A BITCH.

On February 16th of last year, a then-28-year-old Malaysian man named Mohd Faiz Subri slapped a 'bitch' sticker on the head of every scientist on Earth.

During the Malaysian Super League match between Penang FA and Pahang FA at the City Stadium in George Town, Faiz Subri hit a free-kick that must have spanned two post codes, such was the mind-boggling swerve with which it beat the opposition goalkeeper. Had it bent any further, it might have torn a hole in the space-time continuum.

It was like an exaggerated version of 'that' Roberto Carlos free-kick in the 1997 Tournoi de France but, from the broadcast angle at least, even more spectacular. Its physics-defying flight path saw the goal go viral, and it was subsequently entered and accepted as a nominee for FIFA's coveted Puskas Award.


You can probably see why:

Faiz Subri's goal earned 60% of last night's vote, and the 29-year-old Malaysian took the podium to deliver his 'thank you' speech in front of millions of viewers around the world. He had apparently stored some words on his phone, causing Eva Longoria to joke, "he's looking at his texts." Nonetheless, it was a wonderful moment for a player who has only ever been called up to the Malaysian national team once, back in 2015, but is yet to earn a full cap for his country.

Here are further angles of Faiz Subri's goal - although you may have to divert to Youtube to watch it due to FIFA being oddly protective of footage that patently isn't theirs in the first place.


Puskas Award Winning Goal


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