I don't follow sports -- any sports -- not even a little.
Still, I couldn't help reading about the unfortunate Danish soccer player who, during one of the recent World Cup games, deflected the ball into his own team's goal, scoring a crucial point for the opposing team.
Which, in turn, made me think of that most infamous of all auto-goals, when, during 1994 World Cup play, Colombian soccer player Andrés Escobar knocked the ball into the wrong goal, resulting in the elimination of Colombia's team from the tournament.
And, ten days later, resulting also in the elimination of Escobar himself, executed outside a Medellín bar by a killer (presumably hired by drug lords who'd lost bets on the match) who shot Escobar 12 times, shouting "Goal!" as he fired each bullet.
In other words, things could be worse. Much, much worse.
What auto-goals (real or metaphorical) have you been scoring lately?
Or, to pose a somewhat less fraught question, do you follow sports? and if so, which ones?