‘The Masked Singer!’ – Copenhagen keeper mocked after howler vs Man City | Football

Kamil Grabara had a night to forget against Man City (Photo: Getty)

Paul Merson and Rio Ferdinand were among those to joke at the expense of Kamil Grabara after the FC Copenhagen goalkeeper’s awful howler against Manchester City.

Copenhagen travelled to the Etihad on Wednesday night for the second leg of their Champions League last 16 tie.

3-1 down from the first leg, little was expected of the Danish side, with City quickly putting the tie to bed as Manuel Akanji scored from a corner inside five minutes.

But there was worse to come when, just moments after Rodri hit the bar from another corner, Julian Alvarez hit a hopeful shot at Grabara, who spilled the effort into his own goal.

It was a howler reminiscent of Loris Karius’ performance in the 2018 Champions League final.

Grabara was wearing a protective face mask, and Manchester United legend Ferdinand, on commentary duty for TNT Sports, couldn’t help but jest, saying: ‘Is the Masked Singer in goal?!’

Arsenal legend Merson, watching the game for Sky Sports, was damning of the Polish keeper’s mistake, saying: ‘Oh my god, the keeper’s just thrown it it!

‘He’s got a mask on. He may as well put a bag over his head. It’s an absolute shocker!

‘The first effort hit the bar and the goalie dived and got nowhere near it. It’s an absolute ricket of all rickets.

‘It gets worse. My little girl’s six, she’d catch that.’

Former Liverpool defender Stephen Warnock on BBC Radio 5 Live said of the howler: ‘It’s poor handling from the goalkeeper. It’s a calamitous error.’

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