Weird Week in Footy: Goalie gaffes, Sander's song, and Soumare's 2nd thoughts

Every Tuesday, playsarea highlights the most outlandish moments from the wacky, sometimes daft, and perennially entertaining world of football. Here’s what made us smile – or cringe – on the pitch this past week.

Leipzig stars scorned for bringing bougie barber

Bundesliga antiheroes RB Leipzig’s tenuous grip on top spot in Germany has faded, and as Bayern Munich assume their predicted role atop the table, Die Roten Bullen critics have begun searching for targets to blame.

Leipzig’s players are happy to comply. After a shock defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt, current Red Bull head of sport Ralf Rangnick ripped into a group of nine players, which reportedly includes regulars Yussuf Poulsen, Christopher Nkunku and Patrik Schick, for flying in a barber for a “decadent” pre-match trim.

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A quick look at Poulsen’s Drogba-esque mangled mane of a pony fail would suggest a decent alibi for the Danish forward.

Prayers put on pause in Perth

Shifting the focus to Down Under, Perth Glory captain Diego Castro clearly misinterpreted teammate Jake Brimmer’s efforts to ask the man upstairs for some help ahead of a visit from Adelaide United.

De Rossi goes incognito mode for derby

Roma legend Daniele De Rossi went undercover to enjoy the derby stalemate with Lazio in the Curva Sud section of the Stadio Olimpico. You no longer need to wonder what the love child of Gandalf and Pippo Inzaghi would look like.

Shithousery exemplified

Hemel Hempstead shot-stopper Sam Beasant’s sarcastic diving response to Bath City striker Tom Smith’s wayward attempt from the car park is almost enough to endear the Weird Week to the people between the posts. Almost.