Six times sportspeople flashed privates in disastrous wardrobe malfunctions

For fans watching at home, wardrobe malfunctions and the accidental flashing of privates can be an entertaining and often hilarious side-product of actually watching the sport.

But for the athletes competing, it can be a harrowing and cringe-inducing moment they will have to live with for years. Sometimes even decades, in the case of one specific Manchester United player.

Our hearts go out to all those athletes who have had their nether and upper regions displayed for millions to see. But the show goes on, and Daily Star Sport brings you six of the best/worst accidental flashes those unfortunate souls laid bare.

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Paul Scholes

We’re starting off with the king of all slips, the notorious and unforgettable Paul Scholes incident. Everyone has seen the picture, a 1990s Scholes sprawled out on the floor in a Red Devils home jersey after going in for a slide tackle.

But something clearly went wrong as the United legend’s meat and two veg ultimately found themselves in an offside position. To this day, the pic still manages to pop up in social media conversations. And it is an incident the pundit will unfortunately never live down.

We’re still unsure why the young Scholes opted to brave the elements of a football pitch by going commando.

Jenifer Benitez

Diver Jenifer Benitez was another unfortunate athlete to reveal more than they had intended while the eyes of the world were fixated on them. The Spaniard competed in the three-metre springboard at the 2008 Beijing Olympics where she executed her final jump.

But as she awaited the judges’ scores, Benitez sought to re-adjust her bathing suit without realising there was an eagle-eyed camera looming above her. Despite it being visible for just milliseconds, her nipple was spotted by millions around the world.

To make matters worse, she finished last in the preliminary round and progressed no further.

Unknown Huddersfield sub

Fans tuning in to Huddersfield’s thrilling 4-1 victory over Bournemouth back in February 2018 would have received far more than they had bargained for. The camera at one moment panned to at-the-time manager David Wagner, with the substitutes bench clearly visible behind him.

But in a moment that would surely have shocked some viewers to the core, an unknown Huddersfield substitute revealed the full extent of his manhood by unexpectedly pulling down his shorts. For those paying attention, the crown jewels sat perfectly next to Wagner’s head on TV for a brief moment which will go down as one of football’s more bizarre moments.

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Gabriella Papadakis

French ice dancer Gabriella Papadakis suffered every performer's worst nightmare when the top of her gorgeous green costume came away at PyeongChang in 2018.

She lost points as her nipple was exposed during her ice dancing routine with partner Guillaume Cizeron. But ever the professional, Papadakis didn't let the unfortunate incident stop her from completing her routine as she went on to win silver.

After the performance, she told reporters: "It was my worst nightmare happening at the Olympics. It happened in the first few seconds [of the routine]. I told myself I didn’t have a choice; I have to keep going.

"I think we should be proud we were able to deliver a strong performance with that happening. I felt it right away, and then I prayed. That is about all I could do."

Adam Clayton

Footballers appear to be more eager than other athletes to show off their privates, or perhaps the nature of the game means wardrobe cock-ups, pardon the pun, are more likely. That was certainly the case in 2016 as then-Middlesbrough midfielder Adam Clayton displayed his gonads in a post-match photo.

Boro beat Sunderland 2-1 at the Stadium of Light, prompting the team to take a group photo in the dressing room. The celebratory snap was marred by Clayton, who sported a pleased look on his face as his privates slipped out of his black Y-fronts.

Even more hilarious was the fact teammate Adam Forshaw pointed at Clayton’s rogue balls rather than informing him.

Gillian Cooke

Gillian Cooke's wardrobe malfunction came at the 2010 World Championships as the Scottish bobsled racer was preparing to launch her sled down the course. Suddenly, her skin-tight lycra gave way across her bottom – exposing her bum to the elements.

Speaking to The Sun about the incident, she said: "It’s a good way to break the ice, especially with new team-mates — it always gets a laugh. I blocked it out until I got in the sleigh and sat down, when I was suddenly reminded it was mighty cold."

“But there was interest in that clip from all over the world. The Netherlands were very keen on it for some reason. The dirty Dutch.”


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