Britain's top heavyweight boxer blamed an injury to the little toe on his right foot for his defeat at the weekend - and in doing so inspired us to round up the most far-fetched excuses in sport.
David Haye's broken toe
boxer's miserable performance in the ring against Wladimir Klitschko left the
world of boxing disappointed - but Haye's excuse that his broken little toe had
stopped him landing punches turned that disappointment into anger and ridicule.
broke my toe about three weeks ago. I didn't let anyone know that," Haye
said after the fight. "I've been giving it local