Tommy Fury’s Bumbling Performance at Soccer Aid

Tommy Fury’s Bumbling Performance at Soccer Aid

Fans have taken to social media to poke fun at Tommy Fury’s footballing ability following his blundering appearance at Soccer Aid.

12 months after being mocked online for his performance in the annual charity game, the cruiserweight boxer returned to Mauricio Pochettino’s World XI side.

Introduced as a first-half substitute in the clash at Stamford Bridge and deployed on the right wing, its fair to say Fury didn’t look quite as at home on the pitch as he does competing inside the ring.

The 25-year-old attempted to take on England’s Mo Farah on the edge of the box, but his attempt to take the ball past his man resulted in a misskick that prompted a hilarious response from Pochettino and Roy Keane in the dugout. 

Then, from a subsequent throw-in, the undefeated fighter appeared to attempt to underarm roll the ball into play.

Fans mocked Tommy Fury on social media following his Soccer Aid cameo on Sunday

The undefeated boxer floundered on the pitch after coming on as a sub for Mauricio Pochettino's World XI

The undefeated boxer floundered on the pitch after coming on as a sub for Mauricio Pochettino’s World XI

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Following the fish out of water performance, fans questioned just how much experience Fury had prior to the match.

One fan wrote: ‘Tommy fury has just actually done an underarm throw in. absolutely mad that he doesn’t no the rules of football.’

Another added: ‘Tommy fury putting in a throw in underarm. I don’t know why he keeps getting invited back’

A further fan added: ‘I used to think Lee Mack was the worst player to grace the  #SoccerAid pitch but now it’s Tommy Fury. Underarm throw in, and kicks the grass funny to watch hope he stays on.’

Joe Cole gave England the lead with a vintage finish at Stamford Bridge before his former Lille teammate Eden Hazard responded with a free-kick for the visitors.

Alessandro Del Piero gave World XI the lead shortly after but Ellen White equalised to become the first woman ever to score a goal at Soccer Aid. 

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