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Top 10 Most Embarrassing Sports Moments



  1. Bill Buckner's error in the 1986 World Series: In Game 6 of the 1986 World Series, Boston Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner made a costly error that allowed the New York Mets to score the winning run. The error is widely considered one of the most embarrassing moments in sports history.

  2. Tonya Harding's attack on Nancy Kerrigan: In 1994, figure skater Tonya Harding orchestrated an attack on her rival Nancy Kerrigan, which resulted in Kerrigan being injured and unable to compete in the 1994 Winter Olympics. Harding pleaded guilty to hindering the prosecution and was banned from figure skating for life.

  3. The "Hand of God" goal: In the 1986 FIFA World Cup quarter-final match between Argentina and England, Argentine player Diego Maradona scored a goal using his hand, which the referee failed to see. The goal, known as the "Hand of God" goal, is widely considered one of the most embarrassing moments in sports history.

  4. The "Butt Fumble": In 2012, New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez ran into the backside of his own offensive lineman, losing control of the ball and fumbling in a game against the New England Patriots. The play, known as the "Butt Fumble," has been widely considered one of the most embarrassing moments in sports history.

  5. The Blackout Super Bowl: In 2013, the lights at the Superdome in New Orleans went out during the third quarter of Super Bowl XLVII, causing a 34-minute delay in the game. The blackout is considered one of the most embarrassing moments in the history of the Super Bowl.

  6. The "Wide Right" kick: In 1991 Super Bowl XXV, Buffalo Bills kicker Scott Norwood missed a potential game-winning field goal in the closing seconds of the game, resulting in a loss for the team. The miss, known as the "Wide Right" kick, is considered one of the most embarrassing moments in the history of the Super Bowl.

  7. The "Malice at the Palace": In 2004, a brawl broke out between players of the Detroit Pistons and the Indiana Pacers during a game at the Palace of Auburn Hills. The incident, known as the "Malice at the Palace," is considered one of the most embarrassing moments in the history of the NBA.

  8. The "Bartman Incident": In 2003, Chicago Cubs fan Steve Bartman interfered with a foul ball during Game 6 of the National League Championship Series, preventing a potential catch by the Cubs outfielder. The incident, known as the "Bartman Incident," is considered one of the most embarrassing moments in the history of baseball.

  9. The "Phantom Punch": In 1975, boxer Muhammad Ali was knocked out by challenger Chuck Wepner, a relative unknown. The punch that knocked out Ali, known as the "Phantom Punch," has been widely considered one of the most embarrassing moments in the history of boxing.

  10. The "Badminton Scandal": In 2012, eight female badminton players were expelled from the London Olympics for trying to lose matches in order to secure a more favorable draw in the next round. The incident, known as the "Badminton Scandal," is considered one of the most embarrassing moments in the history of the Olympics.


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