Top 5 Worst Wardrobe Malfunctions in Sports History Including When Football Player Lost His Shorts

Top 5 Worst Wardrobe Malfunctions in Sports History Including When Football Player Lost His Shorts

Martin Moses
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:11 PM
  • Wardrobe malfunctions, especially in public, have become so common in sports, with professional athletes often found in unfamiliar territory
  • Venus Williams, the tennis legend, once showed up for a major open with an outfit that matched her skin colour, thus making her appear naked at a quick glance
  • More recently, an Italian athlete had to grapple with an embarrassing moment when his manhood kept popping out of his shorts

A video doing rounds on social media shows a football player losing his shorts in the middle of a game.

The player is involved in a fiery tussle for the ball with the opponent when his shorts slide off past his knee as he falls down.

To his credit, he gets up quickly, tries to readjust his shorts and, even more spectacularly, manages to retain the ball despite being handicapped temporarily.

Such incidences are common in sports. Some can be borderline embarrassing, while others can be funny. Sports Brief has compiled a list of some of the worst wardrobe malfunctions ever seen.

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1. Billy Burns - Rugby Player

Burns was a professional rugby player for Australian side Penrith Panthers when his manhood slipped out of his shorts while he was being tackled.

2. Daniel Bryan - WWE

Bryan was competing against Drew Gulak in the Elimination Chamber in 2016 when his genitals fell off his ripped underwear in the full glare of the cameras.

Appearing on a podcast, later on, Bryan revealed that he realised the following day what had happened.

So I didn’t find out about it because nobody backstage when I came to the back, several people were concerned about my neck. And so not a single person mentioned it.

3. Nicklas Helenius

During a Carabao Cup match in England, the former Aston Villa striker was stripped of his shorts by Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen. Vertonghen tried tackling the striker and ended up with his shorts instead.

Nicklaus Helenius, Jan Vertonghen, Aston Villa, Wardrobe malfunctions
Jan Vertonghen hangs on to the shorts of Nicklas Helenius on September 2013. Photo by Laurence Griffiths.
Source: Getty Images

4. Huddersfield Town

In another Premier League incident, a Huddersfield Town player was caught adjusting his shorts in the technical area. However, his manhood appeared as he went about his business in their clash against Bournemouth.

5. Alberto Nonino

As earlier reported by Sports Brief, an Italian athlete had a day to forget at the World U-20 Athletics Championships in Santiago de Cali, Colombia, when his manhood kept dropping out of his shorts in the middle of the race.

Alberto Nonino was one of the participants in the 400 metres decathlon race when the unfortunate occurrence happened.

Nonino started well in one of the middle lanes but slowed off with viewers noticing that he reached down to his private area one too many times.

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Martin Moses is a sports journalist with over five years of experience in media. He graduated from Multimedia University of Kenya (Bachelor of Journalism, 2017-2021)