The Best Football Wardrobe Malfunction You’ll See Today

The sign of a true pro: playing on while losing your shorts.

1. Aston Villa’s Nicklas Helenius had a bit of a shorts incident during the team’s League Cup match against Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday night.

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2. A close analysis of the pictures reveals that Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen was the guilty party.

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“He’s had a crafty tug there,” as a commentator would probably say.

3. But Helenius coped with the situation admirably.

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4. Kept his balance, connected with the ball, and got his shot away, all with his shorts heading toward his ankles.

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Textbook. Lovely stuff. Lad’s done well. 110%. Good feet for a big man. Jumpers for goalposts. Marvelous.

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Tom Phillips is the UK editorial director for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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