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The Best High Five Fails in Sporting History

The High Five.

According to Jerry Seinfeld, “slapping hands is the lowest form of primate ritual.”

It can also be the most dangerous, as Australian cricketer Brad Hadddin found out in India overnight.

The veteran wicket-keeper was forced off the field after a stray high five by young all-rounder James Faulkner left him with an injured eye.

Haddin is not the first, nor will he be the last to suffer the pain and ignominy of a High Five Fail.

Here are our favourites from the sporting world. If we missed any, feel free to let us know in the comments section at the bottom.

Australian ‘keeper Brad Haddin cops one in the Hot Spot.

Brad Haddin James Faulkner High Five Fail Gif

Yes…but we’ve got to do it from different angles! Again and again, and again and again and again!

Cricket Brad Haddin Faulkner High Five Fail Gif

Roosters centre Shaun Kenny-Dowall gets the four but misses the five.

Shaun Kenny-Dowall High Five Fail

Richmond team-mates Shane Edwards and Matt White get their up top all wrong. No surprise White couldn’t seal a deal with the Tigers.

AFL Richmond Tigers High Five Fail Matt White Edwards

Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara brings the intensity to the dugout, even if you’re not expecting it…

Baseball GIF High Five Funny

Louis Oosthuizen won The Open in 2010, but fell short at The Masters in 2012. Just couldn’t find the middle.

Louis Oosthuizen Golf High Five Gif

Carlos Boozer bringing it in for the real thing.

NBA Carlos Boozer High Five Fail gif

Orioles manager Buck Showalter turns an air five into a self pound, dawg.

These Cats players failed to get a touch all night.

Geelong Cats High Five Fail Gif

It’s not a high five, but the Scots had some sore heads after an upset win over the Wallabies.

Scotland Rugby Fail Head Clash GIF

Tom Brady looking for some skin. Incomplete pass.

This guy is the back-up quarterback. Who knew?