Goalkeeper intentionally lets ball into goal – and it turns out to be genius

Brazilian goalkeeper Cassio Ramos has ben hailed as a genius on social media after he deliberately let the ball into his own goal.

Ramos was between the sticks for South American giants Corinthians as they played in a league clash with Atletico Mineiro. And the visitors had an indirect free-kick in the second half, that was whipped goalwards by one of the Mineiro players.

And as the ball made its way to Ramos without touching any other player, he jumped out of the way, letting the ball roll into the net. As a result, Corinthians were awarded a goal kick, and Ramos was hailed as a genius.

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"This might be the coolest geek move in football history," one fan joked. While a second responded: "He’s put way too much faith into the ref not being an idiot!"

"The best thing about this is there's absolutely no need whatsoever for the goalkeeper to do that. He's done it purely so he can prove he knows the rule, no other reason," a third joked. And another added: "Just catch the ball? Send your team on a counter rather than showing off you know an irrelevant rule!"

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One man who would have been impressed with Ramos is NFL legend Tom Brady – who is a big fan of the shot-stopper. Ramos become Corinthians' second-most capped player in history in 2021, with Brady sending him a video in congratulations.

Ramos was left speechless by the gesture from Brady, while Corinthians shared the clip on social media with the caption: "When a GIANT of the sport sends a message to another GIANT! What moment!!!"

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