Football Language: One for the cameras

one for the cameras
The cliche ‘one for the cameras‘ is usually used to describe a goal keeper making a save more spectacular than it needed to be; they have exaggerated the save. perhaps there was a shot that was directly at the goalkeeper, the keeper could make a routine save, but instead gathers the ball and rolls on the floor, holding the ball tightly to his or her chest. The save is unnecessarily dramatic. The keeper is showing off to the crowd and the cameras (especially of the game is being shown on TV). One for the cameras.
    • Example: The TV pundits felt that the save was a little easier than it looked and the keeper’s save was one for the cameras.

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