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.
2. A close analysis of the pictures reveals that Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen was the guilty party.
“He’s had a crafty tug there,” as a commentator would probably say.
3. But Helenius coped with the situation admirably.
4. Kept his balance, connected with the ball, and got his shot away, all with his shorts heading toward his ankles.
Textbook. Lovely stuff. Lad’s done well. 110%. Good feet for a big man. Jumpers for goalposts. Marvelous.