Sportsmanlike Conduct of the Day: Everton goalie Tim Howard scores against Bolton from 100 yards away, remains classy as f*ck while doing so.
“I let him know that I was feeling for him,” the US national team member told Sky Sports after speaking with Bolton keeper Adam Bogdan. “It’s not a nice place to be. I’ve been there before, a long, long time ago, and that was why I didn’t celebrate.”
Despite Howard becoming only the fourth goalkeeper in Premier League history to score a goal, Everton went on to lose the match 2-1.
[ap via espn / video: reddit.]
In the world of professional soccer (football) my favorite players* tend to be goalkeepers, just because they’re awesome, easily identifiable, and tend to get less love then say strikers. That being said, Timmy H (as I like to call him) is easily #1. What a classy, classy gent.
* Other awesome goalkeepers: Edwin Van Der Saar (retired, Dutch national team and Manchester United), Peter Cech (Czech national, and Chelsea), Steve Mandanda (French National, and Olympique Marseille), Joe Hart (English National and Manchester City), and Sergio Ramero (Argentine National and Sampdoria)