Weird Week in Footy: Bee stings, engagement rings, and a costly Frosty

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Updated: December 31, 2019

Every Tuesday, Sportsplay highlights the most outlandish moments from the wacky, sometimes daft, and perennially entertaining world of football. Here’s what made us smile – or cringe – on the pitch this past week.

Courtois with another big save

Real Madrid shot-stopper Thibaut Courtois took in a dramatic Miami Heat win over the Philadelphia 76ers in the Sunshine State, and the Belgian’s skills came in handy when he caught Heat sharpshooter Tyler Herro as he tumbled out of bounds.

Blind leading the blind in Italy

Empoli were denied a clear goal in a 1-0 defeat at Cosenza in the Italian second tier after an 83rd-minute tally from range was not awarded even though the acreage between ball and goal line was visible from space.

For those keeping score at home, Serie B does not employ goal-line technology and VAR is used only for the relegation and promotion playoffs.

Chapecoense survivor wins singing competition

Former Chapecoence ‘keeper Jakson Follman was one of six survivors of the LaMia Airlines Flight 2933 that killed 71 people and 19 members of the Brazilian side.

Follman lost a leg in the crash, but that didn’t stop the 27-year-old from taking first place in the Popstar 2019 singing competition in his homeland. Heartwarming stuff.

Kevin Keegan could never. Apologies in advance for this one. Actually, this song slaps. Go on ’em, Mighty Mouse.

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