SYDNEY, 16 June, 2022 (AFP) – After a video surfaced of him throwing a bottle to Peru’s Pedro Gallis during the penalty shootout that took Australia to the World Cup, goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne explained That it was a question of “kill or die”.
Redmayne, 33, has become an internet sensation for his eccentric goal-line moves to distract Peruvian scouts with each penalty kick.
After Australia qualified, they were greeted with a hero in the country for saving Alex Valera’s shot, which sealed a 5-4 win on penalties for ‘Soukros’ in Doha last Tuesday.
But hours later, photos emerged showing Redmayne, who had entered the second half of extra time, throwing a bottle away from Peruvian goalkeeper Pedro Gallis.
The bottle contained instructions for the billing style of the Australian Scouts.
“Yeah, it happened, we talked about it,” Redmayne confessed to reporters in Australia.
“I know what it means to people, so it was killed or killed and so I took the moment,” he said. “If we had notes on our bottle and someone had seen it, they would have thrown it away.”
In penalty shootouts, instruction indicating possible ways for kickers to hit water bottles is a recurring tactic between goalkeepers.