Every two years, England hosts a charity soccer game called Soccer Aid. The proceeds go to UNICEF and a bunch of celebrities show up to play in the game, which follows an England vs. the Rest of the World format. The whole thing in pretty awesome.
Perhaps the best part of it all is seeing celebrities play alongside retired soccer stars. Some of them look hopelessly inadequate, but a few actually manage to hold their own (like in 2010 when Mike Myers and Woody Harrelson both scored crucial goals in the penalty shootout).
The fourth Soccer Aid took place yesterday, with Robbie Williams’ team England defeating Michael Sheen’s team Rest of the World. Celebrities involved included Will Ferrell, Gerard Butler and Edward Norton.
During the match, celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay took a very hard foul from former Manchester United striker Teddy Sheringham. Sheringham scored one of the most famed goals in Man U history and he clearly approaches charity matches with the same intensity he brough to the pitch back in his professional days.
Take a look at this:
Ramsay actually had to be taken off the field on a stretcher after he took the brunt of this collision, but he’s expected to be okay.