As footballers try to while away the hours at home, one particular challenge has seemingly caught their imagination.
The toilet roll challenge sees players from across the game juggling a ball in their homes, usually looking to finish by volleying it somewhere. The idea sprung up from people panic buying toilet rolls at the beginning of the pandemic and has seen some amusing efforts.
Stevenage keeper Paul Farman raised plenty of laughs when he just smashed his toilet roll out of the garden, in a quip at keepers not being the best of footballers. others have smashed it over their house and popular former Nottingham Forest keeper Mark Crossley, aka Big Norm, even got involved, slicing his roll into the bushes and diving after it.
Toilet roll challenge gone wrong.🙈
— James Coppinger (@Coppinger26) March 24, 2020
Few will be able to match Doncaster’s James Coppinger though. The 39-year-old has racked up more than 630 appearances for Doncaster and is still a key part of their squad, but his own video saw him fail hilariously. After a close bit of control, Coppinger volleyed his loo roll off-camera, where it clearly smashed something.
Doncaster fans were quick to jump on Coppinger’s social media account, wondering what precious item might have been damaged and speculating whether Mrs Coppinger might just have banned the toilet roll challenge in future!
Go on then, what did you break, and has the wife noticed yet or has one of the kids grassed you up 😀😀
— David Beddoes (@Filo221963) March 24, 2020
That 's the look of a man who know's he's gonna get shouted at unless he blames the dog.
— Edward Troth 🇧🇻 (@EdwardTroth) March 24, 2020
Bigger enough mirror pal?😂👍🏻
— Chris Wells (@toneswfc76) March 24, 2020
Oh my god. The worst news of the week.
The 🐐 has suddenly become rubbish at football !
(Or, even if it’s just a genuine human error that even GOAT can make, he’s likely not going to recover from the groin injury his wife is going to give him in time for new season anyway) pic.twitter.com/vqzVPp4Pho
— warren tomes (@woztomes) March 25, 2020
Just get some coaching
from Andy Butler. You are still the best ever at drfc with thr ball.
— Kenneth Fear (@haveno01302) March 25, 2020
Given the current situation…. I’d be displaying the Toilet Roll n doing keepy uppies with the Champagne Flutes #worthmorethangold
— Tony Critchley (@critch243) March 25, 2020
Wall know Sir @Coppinger26 never misplaces a pass. Remember when that cross came again Rovrum and he strategically hit it into the ground and placed it in their net. The away end went quiet. The home fans erupted. That bloke never makes a mistake. Ps We wil get Lucie a new one.
— Derek Daniels (@danielsdrk) March 25, 2020
That sounds costly, to you. 😜👉👉
— Paul (@Cross31Paul) March 24, 2020