Aberdeen club Banks o’ Dee FC under 19’s were coming to terms with the fact that they might have produced one of the most wayward shots in football history, after one of their efforts washed up over 1000 miles away in the far north of Norway.
The shot, no doubt intended for the top corner, instead flew over the fence and into the River Dee before making it’s way into the North Sea, then finally reaching it’s unintended target of Norway.
Johnny Mikalsen emailed the club a picture of the ball but was keen to praise the teams kicking prowess rather than their inability to find the back of the net.
“You properly have one of the best long distance kickers in the world. A friend of mine found a football with your club name on by the seaside. It has travelled quite a distance. We are located 1,800km (1,118 miles) north of Aberdeen, on an island called Vanna, 10km north of Tromso, the capital of North Norway.”
Banks o’ Dee FC secretary Tom Ewan insisted the news came as a surprise. However, the club is now braced for an influx of footballs from across the globe that reached unintended targets.