VIDEO: Dundee-born striker goes viral after giving away bizarre penalty

A Dundee-born footballer has gone viral after conceding one of the most bizarre penalties of all time.

Cowdenbeath striker Jordan Garden, son of Dundee United goalkeeping coach and grandson of Dundee legend Jocky Scott, gave away a late penalty against Berwick Rangers by trying to tackle his opponent with his head!

The was game tied at 0-0 when a corner was whipped in.

The ball bounced around the box – then the moment of madness from the Broughty Ferry lad happened.

With the ball on the deck, the 20-year-old forward, for some reason, leapt like a salmon and brought down Berwick’s Michael McKenna with his body.

After bringing down his man, Jordan got to his feet and looked aghast at the referee awarding the spot kick.

Jordan Garden in 2016.

Unfortunately for Jordan, a former Dundee United youth player, the penalty proved decisive with Berwick winning the game 1-0.

Cowdenbeath are currently rock bottom of the SPFL league structure with just one win in ten games.

Jordan only recently joined the Fife side after being released by United.

The incident has been viewed thousands of times across the globe and even appeared on the Ref Watch section on Sky Sports News today.

 

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