NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — When will pro athletes learn they just can’t compete against inanimate objects?
During Sunday’s loss to the Redskins, Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. became the latest victim. He swung his helmet at a kicking net, which swung back, striking him in the face and leaving a cut.
Here are some other memorable instances when sports stars attacked innocent items and lost.
Amar’e Stoudemire Vs. The Fire Extinguisher
The Knicks’ power forward was so upset after a 2012 playoff loss to the Miami Heat that he punched through the glass case of a fire extinguisher in the lockerroom at American Airlines Arena. He suffered lacerations to his hand that required stitches and kept him out of the following game.
Kevin Brown Vs. The Wall
The Yankees pitcher took out his frustrations during a 2004 loss to the Orioles by punching a clubhouse wall at Yankee Stadium. He broke his non-throwing hand and was out of action for three weeks.
Gus Frerotte Vs. The Wall
In 1997, the Washington Redskins quarterback ran for a touchdown against the Giants and celebrated by headbutting a padded wall at Jack Kent Cooke Stadium. He ended up leaving the game and was diagnosed with a sprained neck.
Bryce Harper Vs. The Bat
During a 2012 game in Cincinnati, the Nationals rookie vented his frustrations by swinging his bat against a dugout wall. The bat bounced back, hit the future MVP near the eye and caused a bloody gash that required 10 stitches.