So you think you’ve got it tough working in an office do you? Whilst things can get a bit stressful when project deadlines need to be met and targets are being missed, you are still within walking distance of the toilets so you can easily go for a quick power nap to avoid doing any work. Professional sports people however don’t have it quite as easy as you do. They might earn mega-salaries from sponsorship and prize money, but you only ever have to cope with somebody taking compromising photos of you when you’re out drinking with colleagues or at the office Christmas party. The poor professional athletes however, are doomed to a life of being made to look like they’re in dire need of a strong laxative. If you don’t believe us, take a look at some of these images we stumbled across and tell us how much you would need to be paid before you allowed the entire world see your ‘struggling on the loo,’ facial expressions.
Is this the face of success? We’re not sure if the lady in the photo is overjoyed or upset about lifting such a heavy weight above her head – maybe it’s a little bit of both?
2. Shot putter
This is a face that tells a thousand stories. The protruding tongue, the open mouth and ever-so-slightly-crossed eyes – it could quite easily be you after a few too many on a night out after work couldn’t it?
3. Rugby Player
We’re not sure if this lady is wearing a mouth guard or if she is doing that trick where you place your tongue under your top lip in front of your teeth, but either method will probably provide ample protection in the scrum!
Looking like a cross between a bulldog and Gollum from Lord of the Rings, this is one photo that might not make the shortlist for this boxer’s Tinder profile (not that that you’d ever tell him that to his face).
This sprinter isn’t just grimacing facially, he has so much muscle that even his shoulders appear to be frowning.
6. Tennis player
The way this tennis player is staring at the ball, we’re not sure if this is actually a shot of it coming to a standstill in mid-air out of sheer fright. You need thick skin to be a tennis ball – not because of being hit, but because of all the funny looks you get all the time.
You’d think that having such an outlandish fringe might be a bit of a distraction when aiming and throwing a javelin, or maybe it’s just what you need to keep the sun out of your eyes at sunset?
8. Discus thrower
Maybe someone should sit him down to discus the reasons why it might not be good for his image to wear a facial expression like this in front of a worldwide audience of sports fans?