(chrisTwire)—A piece of history from the University of Alabama’s championship run was shattered on Saturday afternoon following the Crimson Tide’s annual A-Day scrimmage.
The Coaches’ Trophy from this season’s BCS national title was accidentally knocked off its podium and shattered by a player’s father whose foot got caught on a rug that sits beneath the trophy display. The Waterford crystal trophy was on display in the Mal Moore Athletic Facility halls, home to coach Nick Saban’s office and other athletic personnel.
The handmade trophy sculpted in Ireland is valued at $30,000. The university previously had two such trophies, one at the Paul W. Bryant Museum and the other at the athletic facility. A university spokesman confirmed that they will immediately begin the process of replacing the trophy.
Other trophies ruined by foreigners and minorities:
Spanish Cup dropped, run over by bus
After Real Madrid won 2011′s Spanish Cup, player Sergio Ramos was standing atop the team bus and proudly showing the trophy to parade-goers … until he dropped the thing … and, well, the title of this section pretty much gives it away:
Pretty much the same thing happens in Holland
… only replace Real Madrid with Ajax, Sergio Ramos with Maarten Stekelenburg and the fact the trophy — in this case a plate — rolled away from the buses and happily to safety.
Hockey trophy iced on ice
The Spokane Chiefs, a major junior team, won the Canadian Hockey League’s Memorial Cup in 2008 … only to have the thing break during the postgame celebration.
Chris Chelios and the Norris Trophy
The award for best defenseman came apart in the former NHL star’s hands — during the awards ceremony — and the guy didn’t miss a beat.
Billy Donovan drops ‘National Championship Trophy’
Fact: The Florida Gators basketball coach dropped this item during the team’s 2006 midnight madness. Also fact: It was a fake. Or was it just an instantly concocted cover-up scheme?
Pete Weber drops bowling trophy while TV credits roll
Long before going overboard with his celebrations, Weber was quite reserved … and it did him no good at all. We’ll just let you watch this clip full of comedy gold. If gold could shatter, that is.