Riley McGree's Scorpion Kick Goal Is Freakishly Amazing
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Newcastle Jets midfielder and most Australian-sounding man in the world Riley McGree just scored an incredible scorpion kick goal. For those of you who have never seen a scorpion kick goal, it's the equivalent of an NBA player turning around at the 3-point line, moonwalking its perimeter and scoring a no-look basket while doing so.
Our feelings about this goal are summed up nicely by the eloquence of this Twitter user:
— Evan Morgan Grahame (@Evan_M_G) April 27, 2018
Prepare to be amazed:
— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) April 27, 2018
If you are not impressed by this, you are likely too cool to be impressed by anything and we would guess you are wearing a pair of Tom's and knitting yourself a sweater right now, maybe while watching an indie documentary about sandwiches.
Surely McGree's scorpion kick goal will be in the running for the Puskas Award this year and, frankly, make all the other goals look silly. The only thing that could make this goal better is if McGree said this before scoring it: "That's not a goal. THIS is a goal."
If you don't understand that reference, stop watching your sandwich documentary and immediately pay tribute to the greatest Australian of all time and no we don't mean Hugh Jackman or Ned Kelly:
This scorpion kick goal reminds us of Olivier Giroud's similarly freakish goal against Crystal Palace last season.
GOAL OF 2017 Already?!! Olivier Giroud scores an outerworldly goal to put Arsenal ahead of Crystal Palace! pic.twitter.com/xFeBrjoEyB— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) January 1, 2017
It reminds us less of Jack Wilshere's scorpion kick maneuver against Norwich, but only because he put the ball in the goal in a more traditional manner.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) October 19, 2015
No matter what this goal reminds us of, we're certain that we won't see another one like it this year.