It has not been, as those in the biz say, a slow news day. We could spend the next three weeks writing about Lionel Messi’s will-he-won’t-he Barcelona saga that ended Friday, not to mention the Football Leaks trial starting in Portugal, Chelsea finally announcing Kai Havertz and a full slate of UEFA Nations League action. But the only thing I want to watch today is this Georgia Stanway header video — on repeat, forever.
Georgia Stanway is, by any evaluation, a fantastic footballer. At 21, she’s already scored 24 goals in the Women’s Super League while earning 19 caps for the Three Lionesses; she’s a nominee for the 2019-20 PFA Women’s Young Player of the Year. But on Friday, the Manchester City No. 10’s entire team was laughing at her.
Fortunately, no one has a better sense of humor than Georgia, who embraced the moment by posting a video I simply cannot stop watching.
@ManCity pic.twitter.com/tnLocG9i6Z— Georgia Stanway (@StanwayGeorgia) September 4, 2020
That’s definitely the funniest hit-yourself-in-the-face-off-the-post moment since Michy Batshuayi did this, made all the better by her teammates dying with laughter.
Michy Batshuayi sums up all our feelings on #ENG #BEL pic.twitter.com/DULKERz7h0— The18 (@the18com) June 28, 2018
Stanway and her new American teammates Rose Lavelle and Sam Mewis open the 2020-21 season on Saturday in the FA WSL opener against Aston Villa. You can watch the match on NBCSports.com.
why that kinda of stuff always happen to you pic.twitter.com/rp7G55zVrr— larissa. (@hkaleesi) September 4, 2020
Think you need one of these T Shirts Stanners! pic.twitter.com/okg7wCkkLL— Jude Morris-King (@JudeMorrisKing) September 4, 2020
— Evan (@okerekeevan) September 4, 2020