New penalty taking technique sweeping Brazil
It’s hard to come up with a new move in football – The Spoiler has tried many times, using new techniques like “rabbit taps”, “duck walking”, and “the South London switcheroo”. No you probably haven’t heard of them. But you WILL!
Anyway, over in sunny Brazil, the latest football trend is a trick penalty, which involves a pre-shot dummy kick. It hasn’t got a name yet, but something like “air kick” or “oxygen swipe” would probably fit quite nicely.
Above is Neymar’s recent demonstration of this new craze – which reportedly caused steam to come out of Kaka’s ear (perhaps God wouldn’t entirely approve?). And after the jump, you can enjoy some equally exciting “oxygen swipes” from a very recent penalty shootout.
Berbatov, grab that pencil from behind your ear and take notes.
Vasco da Gama/Fluminense penalties