February 28th, 2012
Dumb & Dumber: Ever Banega & Kevin Pezzoni
Ever Banega in happier automotive times. Images: vcfcentral.com, JOSE JORDAN/AFP/Getty Images, AP Photo/Roberto Pfeil.
From attempting to leave the gas station while the car is still being filled to an ice skating mission on a frozen but ultimately not frozen enough pond, we’re heavy contributors to the pantheon of dumb.
In recent weeks, though, our moronic moves have been surpassed by Ever Banega (of Valencia) and Kevin Pezzoni’s (FC Köln) own embarrassing blunders. Check them out while we nip back to the drawing board.
Ever Banega: Caught Between A Rock & A Hard Tyre
Reading Ever’s story made us extremely grateful that our vehicles only received minor scratches and scuffs as a result of our “pump and forgetfully peace out” folly. During a post-training pitstop at his local petrol station, poor Banega neglected to pop the handbrake on while filling up, leaving his car no choice but to run him over. The Argentina star – having just returned from a knee injury not too long ago – fractured his left ankle and broke his tibia and fibula on the same side as well.
There’s a warning to us all there, Kickettes. Get someone else to fill your car up. Always.
Lukas Podolski’s adventures aside, it’s been a relatively quiet carnival season in Cologne. Kevin Pezzoni would probably beg to differ though. The defender is currently nursing a broken nose after being assaulted during the the city’s recent celebrations.
Er… why is a player getting physically assaulted funny? Well, Pezzoni qualifies under the anything connected to the Village People is funny by-law. You see, he was wearing a cowboy costume at the time and his assailant, who remains unknown, just happened to be “dressed as a bodybuilder“.
Right, so we’ve hinted at our propensity towards buffoonery. Why not give us your ‘Dumb n’ Dumber’ highlights? We won’t laugh at you, merely with you.