Laura Bassett Pulls A Bill Buckner

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There’s not good video of this because of copyright blah blah blah; this Vine will have to do.

England’s Women’s World Cup dream concluded in the cruellest fashion with England defender Laura Bassett’s stoppage time own goal.  Bassett was in tears after slicing an intended clearance into her own net.  England had been holding their own against a very strong and dominant Japan.  Obviously, she was devastated.


But the nice news is that she got TONS of support.  #ProudofBassett trended hugely on Twitter.

(She probably still feels terrible though)