Video: Pre-penalty sock annoyance doesn’t work
Pull your socks up, son
After 10 games without a win, Brazilian side Flamengo were beginning to get a bit desperate. So when opponents America Mineiro had the chance to take a lead from the penalty spot they were willing to try anything to push things in their favour.
Defender Junior Cesar decided to pull down the socks of America penalty taker Kempes in a bid to put him off.
The tactic doesn’t work as Kempes converts the spot-kick, but Flamengo did manage to turn the match around to secure a 2-1 win.