Cheeky Behaviour

Serie A team score by dropping their shorts!

Catania create a goal by displaying their fabulous underwear

Catania/ Torino

Torino visited Sicilian Serie A side Catania on Sunday, and became of the first victims of a stunt that would be better suited on the playground. In order to block the goalkeeper’s view of a free kick, three Catania players, including de-robed forward Gianvito Plasmati in the picture above, dropped their keks around their knees. The trick worked brilliantly, as Giuseppe Mascara’s free kick sailed past keeper Matteo Sereni to secure to 3-2 victory for the home side:

“This is a strategy that (Catania coach Walter) Zenga tries continually in training,” the club’s chief executive Pietro Lo Monaco told RAI state radio yesterday.

Former referees coordinator Paolo Casarin called the move “unsportsmanlike and in bad taste.

“It’s a trick that should not be tolerated anymore by the referees,” Casarin said.

Lo Monaco responded: “A trick? I wouldn’t say so. It’s up to the re­fe­ree to decide if it should be pena­lised, otherwise I don’t see where the problem is … Good taste is relative.”

Good work fellas, if a little unsporting. Check out video highlights of the match after il jumpo…

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