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James Gorfin probably imagined it differently in his dreams.
After Gorfin ponied up £10,000 for a chance to play in a real match with his hometown club Macclesfield Town, the local businessman was forced off the pitch with a groin injury just nine minutes into his “debut.”
Way to get your money’s worth, man.
Playing in the club’s preseason friendly against Stoke City, Gorfin — whose wife and kids were cheering him on from the stands — hurt himself while, actually, having a very real goal-scoring opportunity. The trialist was running into the box and came mere inches away from toe-poking home a dangerous low cross. Unfortunately, he over-stretched his groin in the process and had to be subbed off thereafter. Watch: