There's nothing worse than a lazy ball boy… 🙄
But what about one that collects the ball before it has rolled off the pitch? 😂 pic.twitter.com/FonwcTG1OC
— BBC Sport Scotland (@BBCSportScot) April 15, 2019
A ball boy intercepted the ball before it went out of play during Celtic’s 3-0 win over Aberdeen in Sunday’s Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden Park.
The ball was going out for a goal kick after Bhoys left-back Kieran Tierney overhit a pass down the line, and the youngster raced over to fulfil his matchday duty.
"Keeps it in really well, lovely first touch" – @chris_sutton73
— Premier Sports 📺 (@PremierSportsTV) April 14, 2019
However, he got a bit carried away and wound up keeping the ball in play while sending over another one so the match could continue.
Faced with a dilemma, referee Craig Thomson called a drop-ball, with Celtic’s Odsonne Edouard sportingly putting it out for a goal kick.
Ball boy has a better first touch than Burke #celtic
— John McGoldrick (@JohnMcGoldrick) April 14, 2019
Edouard was on the score sheet along with James Forrest and Tom Rogic as Neil Lennon’s men booked a final date against Hearts.
Their passage was helped along by red cards to Dons duo Dominic Ball and Lewis Ferguson.