Bern football player's own goal goes global

The Local Switzerland
The Local Switzerland - [email protected] • 21 Jul, 2014 Updated Mon 21 Jul 2014 19:05 CEST
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Milan Gajic, a player for the Bern football team Young Boys, is facing the embarrassment of a lifetime after a video of his own goal over the weekend went viral on the internet.

Gajic, 27, rocketed the ball into the corner of the net past his own goal keeper in the Swiss Super League game on Saturday against Saint Gallen.

The Serb was evidently trying to clear the ball but a video of the kick looks like he was intentionally shooting for an own goal.

His unintentional shot is being described as the greatest own goal ever scored in football history.

His half-volley from well outside the penalty area put Saint Gallen ahead 2-1.

Young Boys came back with a goal to salvage a draw.

By late Monday more than 700,000 people had clicked on the YouTube video that captures Gajic's foulup for posterity.

Was this the worst (or best) own goal ever?

Take a look for yourself:

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