The Internet's Most Hilarious Sports Fails You'll Have To See To Believe



Sportsmen can get themselves into some pretty hilarious situations. From the court to the pitch to the swimming pool, here are the funniest sports fails the internet has to offer.

Foul Ball


We know that there’s no escaping a wild foul ball. But this baseballer got a nasty surprise when a stray baseball made hit the batter in a rather unfortunate place. Ouch.
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Ball Games


Tennis is a game that requires some intense concentration. With balls flying at your face, players have to have lightning quick responses to in order to pull off a grand-slam win. This perfectly-timed shot captures the pretty ridiculous expression of this invested tennis pro.

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Court Romance


Sportsmen often form life-long bonds with their teammates. With all the time they spend together during practice and on the court, we know that players can get to know one another on a deeply personal level. It appears these two Lakers players are particularly close, maybe a little too close.

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Tongue Trouble


Basketball can get even the fittest players sweating. With all that sprinting up and down the court we’re sure a player’s armpit is not a body part you want to become acquainted with. This unfortunate incident must have left a pretty awful taste in that poor guy’s mouth. Mouthwash, please!

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Unfortunate Underpants


Wrestling is definitely a contact sport. Participants seem to get themselves into some strange and often uncomfortable situations. Of all the sports fails we’ve seen this unfortunate mishap definitely tops the list.

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What a Bum


Soccer players will do just about anything to get to the ball, but this is just ridiculous. Somehow, this sportsman found himself in this awkward situation with a player from the opposing team. We would have loved to see how this would have played out.

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Ball Contact


This one’s pretty ridiculous. We know these guys are professionals but aren’t you supposed to play with your hands? This well-timed shot had the photographer in a fit of giggles.

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Nap Time


These two seem to have found themselves in this bizarre position during what definitely appears to be an illegal tackle. This looks like some ridiculous game of vertical twister. Perhaps this guy is taking a well-deserved nap?

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Right in the…


It’s a long-standing Spanish traditional sport. Matadors take on a raging bull, while some manage to get away unharmed, others manage to get themselves into some painful situations like this one. We’ve got to give it to the bull – that’s definitely a bullseye.

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Nosy Play


In the heat of the moment, basketball players will do just about anything to defend the hoop, even distract their opponent with a good nose-picking. There was no need for a Kleenex during this particular foul.

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Fallen Faces


Don’t get us wrong, we think divers are incredible athletes. Few people could manage hurtling through the air with such grace and precision but these perfectly-timed photos reveal a more hilarious side to the sport.

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Take a Bite


Now, this is definitely a tactic that will get the referee’s attention. Wrestling is all about tenaciously tackling your opponent but biting someone’s cross is across the line. We’re hoping this didn’t end in a trip to the emergency room.

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Slow Dance


This still looks like these two chose romance over competition. Perhaps they were enjoying a slow dance before they got down to the wrestling?

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Dress Nonsense


We’re not sure who designed these cyclist’s costumes but they should look into finding an alternative line of work. At a quick glance, it looks as if these ladies are nude. The crotch-padding also doesn’t do them any favors. Sorry, ladies.

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Silly Stretcher


Carrying a stretcher off a soccer field is actually a difficult endeavor. You’ve got to be quick and sensitive to the fact that the player might need urgent medical attention. This guy was in such a hurry, he really bummed out.

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Face Fail


Shot put requires some serious skill. Hurling a heavy ball long distances is no easy feat. No need to tell this guy. Just look at that face. Not exactly a picture perfect moment.

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Head over Skates


We’ve got to give it to this figure skater, she has some seriously impressive upper-body strength. Despite her skill, it seems this trick didn’t exactly go according to plan. This might have ended with a trip to the emergency room.

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Put Your Foot in It


Now, this is some interesting choreography. Synchronized swimming requires the team of ladies to keep coming up with creative new moves to wow the judges. Sadly, this maneuver might have led to this swimmer walking away with a bruised… well, you know.

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Face First


they say a picture is worth a thousand words but this one might be worth a thousand laughs. We don’t expect someone soaring through the air towards a body of water to keep a straight face but this is just ridiculous.

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Up Close and Personal


There’s a lot going on here. Not only are these wrestlers engaged in what appears to be a heated game of Twister but the referee seems to not want to miss out on all the fun. At least the ref takes his job seriously.

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The Upper Hand


This might appear to be a four-armed ping pong-playing mythical creature but in fact, this hilarious image is just the product of a particularly well-timed snap. Perhaps this is a national sport on some alien planet?

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What A View


We all know that it’s difficult to not get distracted by all the well-toned bodies at a beach volleyball match, but the president should definitely know better. While watching this match, it seems George Bush had a great time enjoying the view rather than keeping his eyes on the scoreboard.

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Cheer Fear


College and high school sports wouldn’t be the same without some pretty girls cheering from the sidelines. You might think it’s all about the outfits and the pom poms but cheerleading actually requires some serious physical. We’re not sure if these ladies are straining from the exertion or they’re not impressed with the view…

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Bottom’s Up


Is this a legal shot? This tennis player went to some pretty creative lengths to make sure she returned a speedy serve. We’re going to have to check our rulebook to see whether one can be assisted by their own bottom…

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Lewd Nude


Every now and then, a sports event is interrupted by a crazy nude streaking across the field. This stole the limelight during a soccer match in Zurich. He even appears to be making a phone call! It didn’t take too long before the naked guy was tackled by security.

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Horsing Around


At the Beijing 2008 Olympic games, this horse and his bewildered jockey had some difficulty with this fairy-tale inspired show jumping course. This photo looks like there’s a new prince in town – and he’s four-legged and eats hay.

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Getting Handsy


Rio Ferdinand is a pretty well-respected football player. But even the most revered of sportsmen seem to find themselves in some sticky situations. We’re not entirely sure how this strange moment but it definitely inspired a few laughs in the locker room.

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Too Far


Rugby is all about getting up close and personal with opposing players in order to get points on the board. We know defense is important, but this bloke seemed to take things a little too far. There’s nothing quite as embarrassing as having your bum displayed on international television.

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Undies Out


Each and every sportsman have their own way of celebrating an on-field victory. Some perform backflips amidst the crowd’s cheers while some boys have a more unconventional way of expressing their elation. We think that this particular celebration would have probably been more appropriate for the locker room.

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Down Under


We’re hoping this fail ended with a goal for this chap. He was caught with his pants down and his tighty whities on full display. At least he wore his good undies.