The Most Unfortunate Sports Wardrobe Malfunctions You Have To See!
Anyone who has ever been to the gym or the swimming pool knows what it's like to suffer from a wardrobe malfunction when you're least expecting it. However, when you're a professional athlete competing around the world, suffering from a wardrobe fail may cost you more than just an embarrassing photo. That's what makes the following 12 photos so unfortunate. You've got to hand it to these pros for going with the flow even when all of their fans got a glimpse of a little extra something. Here are the most unfortunate sports wardrobe malfunctions!
Nicknamed "Frenchy", Jeff Francoeur is an American professional baseball right fielder for the Philadelphia Phillies. While he may excel at his game on the field, it seems that when it comes to his last name, some people are still struggling to remember how to pronounce or better yet, write it.
Sit back and enjoy these amazing sports wardrobe malfunctions. These don't happen often, but when they do it is pure GOLD!
Mike Alstott is an accomplished football fullback who spent his entire 12-year career playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. So, you can only imagine the embarrassment Alstott must have felt when he found out during his retirement ceremony in 2008, that they misspelled his name on one of the two jerseys he was presented with.
Wayne Gretzky is a former professional ice hockey player and former head coach, who finished his career playing for the New York Rangers. The unfortunate and infamous misspelled Gretzky jersey, spelled "Gretkzy" was worn by the player on October 30, 1997 in a game against the Islanders.
When Italian swimmer Flavia Zoccari competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics, she probably wasn't expecting to make headlines for all the wrong reasons. The poor athlete's wardrobe malfunction not only completely embarrassed her but also caused her to be disqualified from the championship race at the Mediterranean Games.
As the former Spanish footballer —who is the current manager of Bundesliga club Bayern Munich— Pep Guardiola is expected to always look smart and dress to perfection. However, even he can have his moments.
There is a reason why soccer games seem like a game being played by kindergarten children. In the following case from 2013, the childish manner of playing made one of the team mates actually lose his pants. Player Jan Vertonghen decided to chase down his rival Nicklas Helenius when the latter was attempting to score a goal during the Capital One Cup clash against Tottenham.
As part of what is now known as "the greatest beach volleyball team of all time", Kerri Walsh has a lot riding on her, other than the pressure of the game.
It seems that Blake Shinn was feeling rather hot during the final turn of Race 1 at Australia's Canterbury racecourse this past April. How else would you explain his pants falling off exposing his bare butt cheeks to the entire audience and world?
Even a world champion isn't safe from the occasional wardrobe malfunction. Back in 2014, five-time women's world surfing champion Stephanie Gilmore proved that she wasn't going to let a little malfunction phase her.
Colombian Women?s Cycling Team
Probably the worst wardrobe malfunction we could imagine. The poor girls on the Colombian women's cycling team had to wear this unfortunate getup when they were competing in 2014 race in Italy. Sadly for the women on the team, the designer who created the horrific outfits thought it made total sense to create a flesh-colored section across their lower torso and upper legs.
It?s That Girl
We don't know who this athlete is or why she had such a bizarre urge to pull her outfit and expose a whole lot of herself in front of the audience. We're happy for her though, that no one knows who she is because that could have been way worse.