The worst feeling you get as a football fan is losing. But that usually lasts a day or two. But when it’s a good old beatdown then it forms a scar in your memory. No matter how star-studded a team is, a club is always susceptible to a humiliating loss.
In the last few years, we have seen what I’d like to call “Natural Disaster’ matches where two huge teams face off, with the fans expecting a close contest but it only results in a very one-sided affair no-one expected.
The other side of the spectrum is, big teams being embarrassed by minnows sometimes even by an unreal scoring. It’s safe to say, losing both ways is an ugly and unwanted trauma no manager would want to go through.
So here are the most embarrassing defeats in football in the last decade:
10) Lincoln Red Imps 1-0 Celtic
Have you ever heard of a team called the Lincoln Red Imps? They recently gained notoriety after a momentous conquest over Scottish giants Celtic. In fact, it took place a few months ago. The team from Gibraltar shocked the world after their win in the qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League
Why was this such a big deal? Well, the team consisted of players who had daytime jobs. They had a taxi driver, a policeman, and a fireman. In fact, one of them had just completed his shift driving his cab and then showed up for the game.
Not how Brendan Rodgers imagined his debut would be, but it was definitely a harsh lesson learnt for him and his team. The return leg was much more straightforward as Celtic romped home to a 3-0 victory.
Since then, Rodger’s team have been on a good run even managing an entertaining 3-3 draw against manchester City in the group stages but this memory will haunt them forever.