Talk about dropping the ball...
You ever have one of those days at work where you're just trying to do your best but your junk won't stay in your shorts? No?
Us neither, but Italian runner Alberto Nonino had exactly that kind of day recently, unfortunately.
During the 400-meter event at last week's World Athletics U20 Championship in Cali, Columbia, Nonino suffered from repeated wardrobe malfunctions when practically from the moment he got off the blocks he struggled to keep mini-Nonino safely stowed.
It resulted in him coming in last in the event. But while it may have lost him the race, it has won him the attention of the internet, so at least there's that.
See Nonino in blue shorts, struggle mightily with his, uh, racing baton below.
Nonino started off with a respectable lead against most of his fellow competitors, but was quickly and repeatedly stymied by whatever was going on in his shorts, eventually resorting to just holding it in his hand while he tried to run.
As Spanish sports journalist David Sanchez de Castro described it while sharing footage of the mishap:
"His penis escaped out of the side of his shorts and he had to hold it because it wasn’t allowing him to run properly which is normal when your dongle is swinging from side to side."
Absolutely true. If we all had a nickle for every time our dongles escaped our shorts while going for a jog, well...
Of course, Twitter had an absolute field day cutting up about this incident.
In an Instagram post, Nonino said he "felt terrible" in the aftermath of the embarrassing situation but that he is trying to see the humor in the situation now that the initial shock has passed.
Let this be a lesson to us all that no matter how bad our day at work may be, it could always be worse.