On my walk through the neighborhood today I saw these ladies in a shop window.
I pointed them out to the tall person and asked why the ladies had lost their heads. He paused for a moment and then smiled. Perhaps, he suggested, the ladies had not used the correct technique for heading a soccer ball and had suffered a serious mishap. He explained that good timing of the run as well as anticipation of where the ball will be placed is essential. After take off, the upper body arches backwards and this momentum produces a snapping action where the body is propelled forward. At the same time the neck is extended then snapped forward in synchronization with the body to strike the ball with maximum power.
Hmm. I think these ladies used a little too much power and clearly should not have been practicing soccer in such a confined space.