Unlucky UCLA cheerleader dropped to the floor—twice

UCLA cheerleader falling

Screengrab via Streamable

Cheerleaders have a tough gig. As they tumble and flip to keep the crowd entertained during breaks in the action, there’s always the possibility of getting dropped to the hard floor in front of thousands of sports fans who are paying half-attention.

That’s unfortunately what happened to the UCLA basketball cheerleader in the video below. But as painful as that looks, what happens next is even worse. 

According to CBS Sports, the cheerleader was said to be OK and walked off the court under her own power. Afterward, UCLA went on a 30-11 run to upend Oregon and eventually win the game. Which led to this bit of clever wordplay.

H/T Reddit

Josh Katzowitz

Josh Katzowitz

Josh Katzowitz is the Weekend Editor for the Daily Dot and covers the world of YouTube. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. He’s also a longtime sports writer, covering the NFL for and boxing for Forbes. His work has been noted twice in the Best American Sports Writing book series.