WATCH: Harlequins lose European final after last-minute brain freeze
#BenBoticaWTF was trending on Twitter, this evening, after Harlequins lost the European Challenge Cup final against Montpellier.
Trailing 29-9 with 10 minutes to go, Quins did not give up.
Instead, they scored a superb try, through Marland Yarde, and gave themselves a chance to take the game to extra time after a 77th minute penalty.
Conor O'Shea's side lost the restart to wrestled back possession with six seconds left of normal time. As the clock ticked red, they were still in their half but in with a shot.
Then, Ben Botica stepped up. The Kiwi, who is Montpellier-bound next season, lost the run of himself, the game and the situation.
He hacked the ball 50 metres up the pitch and there was no chance he or his teammates would reach it. Jesse Mogg plucked the ball up and hoofed it out.
— Sky Sports Rugby (@SkySportsRugby) May 13, 2016
As the final whistle sounded, Twitter lit up.
Everyone was confused. From old pros...
@QuinsRugbyUnion What the f**k was Ben Botica doing? Unbelievable!
— Craig Minto Chalmers (@Chick_Chalmers) May 13, 2016
To current ones
Scotland fullback Stuart Hogg expressed a similar sentiment before deleting his tweet.
Perfectly summed up
X-Ray of Ben Botica right now... pic.twitter.com/VrUcXHRYKT
— The Pen (@thepenGW) May 13, 2016
Ben Botica right now pic.twitter.com/VCXsKU8SAF
— Bass (@ChunkyProp3) May 13, 2016
Always time for a pun
— Sarah Lennon (@sarahlennon08) May 13, 2016