08/16/2014 11:42 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

A Bird May Have Pooped In This Soccer Player's Open Mouth, But We Sincerely Hope Not

Would you recognize a bad omen if it hit you right in the face?

During Manchester United's opening Premier League match against Swansea on Saturday, a mysterious white glob fell from the heavens and landed in the open mouth of midfielder Ashley Young. We can't be 100 percent sure what it was -- and, honestly, we aren't sure we want to know -- but online speculators think the mystery object may have been bird poop.

The stomach-churning development occurred during the first half. Manchester lost the game 2-1.