‘That’s dedication!’: Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink stunned by Rob Green’s mangled little finger as former goalkeeper joked about the Dutchman’s thunderous free kicks
- Rob Green had a 20-year goalkeeping career, including spells at Chelsea and Leeds
- The Englishman retired in 2019, but didn’t escape without a lasting memory
- Green’s little finger on his right bends sharply away from the others
- The Englishman jokes that a Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink drive was the cause
Not shy to show off his scars from 20 years of shot-stopping, Rob Green shocked Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink by revealing the damage top strikers have inflicted on his hand.
The former England international made 267 Premier League appearances in his two decades between the sticks, lining up for the likes of West Ham, Leeds, QPR and finally Chelsea.
Revealing the damage those stints did last year, Green tweeted a photo of his little finger pointing in a very different direction at his neighbors, adding, “Doing my part to make people around the world hideous.”
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was shocked by the damage that goalkeeping caused by Rob Green
The little finger of the former Chelsea goalkeeper’s hand is dying and bending out at an angle
The 41-year-old has once again pulled out his gruesome party trick, showing the damage to former Chelsea forward Hasselbaink and his ex-Hammers team-mate Bobby Zamora.
“I didn’t cause that,” Hasselbaink quickly clarified, speaking to Premier League Productions.
Bobby Zamora joked, ‘Are you pointing at me? Stop pointing at me!’
The little finger of Green’s right hand bends sharply away from the rest of his fingers, and he explained, “In a few years it was decided to gradually die and that’s where it ended up.
Green played for QPR and West Ham in the Premier League against top strikers
Green ended his career as Chelsea’s third-choice goalkeeper and went on to win the Europa League
“That’s from one of Jimmy’s free kicks about fifteen years ago,” he added.
“One of the fundamental things about the Premier League compared to other leagues is that they kick the ball a lot harder.”
Hasselbaink was impressed: ‘That is dedication!’
Green didn’t need all ten fingers to function at the end of his career as he accepted a third choice at Chelsea, but he was once a loyal goalkeeper for Norwich, West Ham and QPR after starting his career in 1999.
The six-foot-two stopper’s career was rocked by his mistake at the 2010 World Cup, giving American Clint Dempsey a goal by spilling the striker’s long-range shot in South Africa.
In 2019, however, he went out on a limb by announcing his retirement after celebrating Europa League glory with Chelsea.