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On Mee Head! On Mee 'You Tube'!

Clarets fans watching the game against Reading at the Madejski both live and on Sky Sports on Friday night would have been taken aback by the bravery of Ben Mee who literally put his head on the line to save the day!

Already on the ground and with Noel Hunt about to pounce and shoot into an empty net, Mee put his head directly into the line of fire. He took the full impact at point-blank range. The ball hit him in the face and flew up over the bar to safety! How he escaped without concussion or even worse brain damage is remarkable.

He seems to be making a habit of this too. Mee had already been out injured earlier in the season after taking a ball straight in the face against Peterborough at London Road back in September. In that match he went down unconscious in what looked like a serious injury with the stretcher coming on with back support facility. Thankfully in the end, the physio worked his magic and Mee carried on but it would take some time for him to recover and indeed he missed the next game before being named on the bench a few times without playing.

It just goes to show after that incident how brave he still was to come up with the stunt at Reading..either that or the Posh injury had indeed affected his brain cells!!

Thanks to the technology that is 'You Tube' if you missed the incident or want another look in closeup, here is the actual video of the incident:



The media too have certainly latched onto the bravery with so many online sites putting up the 'You Tube' link and commenting on the astonishing defending.

Michael Owen tweeted it was 'the bravest defending I have ever seen' but a more modest Ben Mee said:

"It was just one of those reactions. As a defender, you are expected to put your body on the line. I am not afraid of putting my head in and there's nothing in there anyway"

Mmmmmmm, you do have to wonder! ;-)

Why not discuss Mee's bravery in our forum? We already have a thread up posted by Totally Claret. Click this link:

Ben Mee-Amazing block Reading v Burnley


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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday February 19 2012

Time: 11:41AM

Your Comments

All that and we still lost! :-(. Typical Ben, all Mee, Mee.Mee!!
turfmanphil
This is the bravest bit of defending I have seen, Just shows Mee is 100% committed to the Claret cause
Totally_Claret
Excellent to see such commitment - well done Ben!
Claretdale
Another 'Grant parries...'
Mike Mada
Also my thought at the time to be fair Mike
Claretdale
Just shows the bravery of this lad. Brilliant.
AdamBurnleyFan
 

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