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League One Team Accidentally Scores, Allows Opponent To Score On Them

That’s the manager of Doncaster Rovers explaining why his team intentionally allowed a player from the opposing team to dribble down the field and score.

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Today’s League One match between Doncaster Rovers and Bury was scoreless into the 89th minute. Bury’s Nathan Cameron went down with an injury, and a teammate kicked the ball out so that Cameron could receive treatment. Upon resumption of the game, Doncaster’s Harry Forrester attempted to pass the ball back to the Bury keeper ... and accidentally scored. After some chaos involving the two teams, both managers, and the referees, Bury’s Leon Clarke was allowed to walk the ball into the goal.

Here’s what that looked like:

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And here is the hilariously understated BBC live text description:

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Very close range indeed. The game ended 1-1.

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