I think this might be a strange idea, although it certainly wouldn’t be the first time it’s happened.
After Matuesz Klich’s penalty miss for Leeds United on Saturday against Derby County, there were a number of fans who were wondering who should be the next penalty taker at Elland Road. One fan has come up with a rather bizarre idea on how to solve the issue, and it involves handing the responsibility over to goalkeeper Kiko Casilla.
Kiko. I’m serious https://t.co/6cYtwpOuEM
— MoscowhiteTSB (@MoscowhiteTSB) September 21, 2019
— Stephen Deacon (@stephendeacon) September 22, 2019
Makes sense. He’s not far from their penalty spot on most occasions.
— Tyler (@lifeofTy) September 21, 2019
Said that. We *know* that the rest of them can't score, might be worth a try
— Peely Peely (@JPeel05) September 21, 2019
I agree – just said the same thing!!! Kiko scores any penalty I’m sure of it!!
— James (@jim_hdwk) September 21, 2019
May as well, whilst he's up there ????♀️
— Becca Richardson (@BeccaRi41043767) September 21, 2019
— kev 64???????? (@kev64uk) September 21, 2019
Billy Bremner’s statue couldn’t do worse
— Sam Thompson (@JarrieSam) September 21, 2019
It’s well known and well documented just how good Casilla is with his feet, however this might just be taking it to a whole new level with this idea. Now it’s impossible to tell whether or not these Leeds fans were being serious or not, but there has certainly been a history of goalkeepers who were useful at both ends.
For those of you who are too young to remember, Jose Luis Chilavert was well known for his goal-scoring ability and more recently Rogerio Ceni, so it’s not out of the realms of possibility that we could see it being done in the future.