Caught in a jam: Minnesota United 'explains' goalkeeper gaffe

Written By Peter Hanson
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Sammy Ndjock became an internet sensation with a scarcely believable howler against Bournemouth, but Minnesota United has jokingly blamed jam for the goalkeeper's sticky situation.

Ndjock inexplicably threw the ball into his own goal during Minnesota's 4-0 friendly loss against Premier League side Bournemouth on Wednesday, with the video of the incident unsurprisingly going viral across the internet.

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But while the calamitous throw left the Cameroon goalkeeper with egg on his face, Minnesota released a spoof video on Twitter that explained jam on Ndjock's gloves was behind his gaffe.

The video shows head coach Carl Craig giving a pre-match team talk to his side during which Ndjock is shown eating a jam — known as jelly in the United States — sandwich that is smeared on his gloves, and is accompanied by the hashtag #BlameItOnTheJelly.

Ndjock will certainly hope the humorous video gets him out of a jam.

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