Eric Bailly attempted a no-look penalty for Ivory Coast and it ended as expected…
No offence to Bailly, we love his rash ways at Stretty News, but the last thing you want to see in a penalty shoot-out is one of your defenders or goalkeeper standing up to take one.
Unfortunately, the Manchester United defender was the only player from both sides to miss a penalty in the AFCON round-of-16 clash against Egypt, and, to make matters worse, Liverpool star Mohamed Sarah scored the match-winning penalty.
Bailly’s effort was saved by Mohamed About Gabai.
Eric Bailly misses!
It's unconventional… and it hasn't worked.
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) January 26, 2022
Nah why is Bailly attempting a no look during a penalty shoot out 😭😭😭 he's too funny man pic.twitter.com/XUmBsRQgdS
— Joe Pagnelli (@joepagnelli) January 26, 2022
Footage courtesy of BBC
What was he thinking with the no-look effort, though? This wasn’t a friendly 5-aside match with his mates. It was a chance to reach the quarter-finals of the African Cup of Nations!
It also limited his run to one-step before taking his spot-kick.
We highly doubt the manager was happy with him after the match.