Video: Keeper Rene Higuita tries to score, fails miserably
Colombian shot stopper is still batshit crazy – skip to [2.15]
To most English football fans, José René Higuita Zapata is best known for dealing with a wayward Jamie Redknapp cross in a rather unusual manner.
In his native Colombia, however, he is known as “El Loco” for the ridiculous chances he takes on the pitch (he’s not scared of pushing up the field and has bagged 30 career goals so far) and his bizarre private life (he was imprisoned for his involvement in a drug cartel kidnapping and banned from the game for cocaine abuse).
Trying to help his side Pereira overcome a 2-0 deficit in a recent match, the 42-year-old thought it wise to push up to the half-way line. As you can see from [2.15] onwards in the video, his attempt showed fortitude, but ultimately, stupidity.