Belfast Telegraph

Why, despite our anguish, Karius deserves support

Editor's Viewpoint

Two of the greatest errors in Champions League soccer finals were made by the Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius on Saturday.

Unfortunately, he literally "threw away" one goal to Real Madrid, and failed to push out another stoppable shot from the incomparable Gareth Bale.

Millions on television saw an inconsolable Karius begging forgiveness, but that did not prevent him receiving vile comments on social media.

Behind the hype and the vast sums underpinning soccer, the reality is that players are human and make mistakes. This unfortunate young man must now be backed by his club, team mates and fans, despite his sadly memorable "own goals".

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