Robin van Persie's early Secret Santa gift to Fernando Torres

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha... - Michael Regan

Move over Fernando, there's a new sheriff in town!

Not content with claiming all the Premier League scoring titles, Robin van Persie has decided to claim the title of Greatest Miss in Recent Memory as well.  Sorry, Fernando, you'll have to make do with all your Golden Boots (for Spain) from now on.


via @brocadfael

Hee hee hee... that, Ladies & Gentlemen, that takes tremendous skill.  If they could, I'm sure even Salomon Kalou [vs. Portsmouth] and Ramires [vs. Benfica] would applaud the effort.

The only unfortunate part about Van Persie's miss was that it came at a rather inconsequential time, in the 89th minute of a rather easy 4-2 Champions League debut win against Bayer Leverkusen for David Moyes's Manchester United, so no one will remember for too long.  (Plus, you know, he tends to score a lot, too.)

Then again, Torres's famous miss* was more significant in terms of psychology than actual game result.  Is it too much to hope that Robin van Persie somehow lets this one eat at him as well and he suddenly develops a severe case of the yips while entering a self-defeating, confidence-destroying spiral of shame?

If you said "yes," you're probably right.  Unfortunately.

Still, what a majestic miss!  Football thanks you, Robin.

* We've all seen that far too often, so here's my favorite thing that came out of it - the FanZone reaction

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join We Ain't Got No History

You must be a member of We Ain't Got No History to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at We Ain't Got No History. You should read them.

Join We Ain't Got No History

You must be a member of We Ain't Got No History to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at We Ain't Got No History. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9353_tracker