Bersant Celina’s extraordinary penalty miss branded worst ever for Swansea
The Kosovan only succeeded in gently rolling the ball a couple of yards to the side during a 3-0 loss to West Brom.
Swansea’s Bersant Celina had a moment to forget as his unusual penalty miss against West Brom was branded one of the worst ever by fans.
The Swans were 1-0 down in their Championship fixture when the Kosovo midfielder stepped up to take a spot-kick to get his side back on level terms.
❌PENALTY MISS!— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) March 13, 2019
🙊Bersant Celina fluffs his lines in spectacular style. pic.twitter.com/fkXSRrJhJ4
But he appeared to slip, making contact with the ball with his standing foot and pushing it a couple of yards off to the side.
Swansea boss Graham Potter said: “It was one of those moments that you don’t wish on anybody.
“Fair play to anyone who wants to step up and take it. It is just a horrible moment that he will have to get over and deal with.
Unbelievable. Bersant Celina slips taking penalty. Swansea taking customary wastefulness to new heights.— Phil Blanche (@philblanche) March 13, 2019
“It is easy to mock, of course, and I am sure he will get a bit of that, but that is just life.
“He has the courage to take the penalty, and it is up to us to stick by him and he will grow and get better for the experience.”
But online people were not quite so understanding, as one Twitter user labelled the miss “painful” and another said it was the worst Swansea penalty they had ever seen.
Congratulations to Bersant Celina on surpassing Andrew Legg for the worst Swans penalty I've ever seen, and he put it wide of the East Stand at the Vetch.— Paul Thomas (@NeathJack1) March 13, 2019
I've had water infections that have been less painful than watching that Celina penalty. #Swans— Abigail Davies (@swanabi) March 13, 2019
have just seen celina's penalty oh my god how can i unsee it— stacey 🎃 (@_stcykmp) March 13, 2019
Swansea went on to lose 3-0 against the managerless Baggies for a fourth defeat in their last five league games.