A football team attempted a bold set piece that didn’t quite go to plan.
Over in the Russian Premier League, second-placed Khimki attempted a ring-o-rose corner.
Five players formed a circle, held hands and jumped around and around hoping to lose their mark before the ball got into the box.
But that didn’t work, because the ball floated harmlessly away from all five attackers.
It left their opponent Ural Yekaterinburg confused and they won the game 2-1.
Social media found the tactics used hilarious, with one fan saying: “I find it incredible that a manager can get a group of players to commit to something like this lol.”
Another replied: “Even if this doesn’t make them lose their markers, they at least won the mind games as this maneuver clearly strikes fear in the hearts of any opponent.”
One fan joked: “Interesting tactic. Get dizzy before attempting to run, jump, and then head the ball. It’s foolproof.”
One Reddit user claimed it’s something you’d expect to see on the hit TV show Ted Lasso.
Some supporters were more complimentary, suggesting it might work if the ball was better in: “I don’t blame them for trying something different, I’d love to see more innovation in the sport.”
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And it could be a method to insanity, like a Japanese school team trying the routine and actually scoring.
This isn’t the first time the Ring ‘o Roses technique has been used on Russian soil, as second division side FC Alania Vladikavkaz tried it earlier this season.
New corner routines were seen in the Premier League, Nottingham Forest attempting a set piece which started with no player in a red shirt in the penalty area before everyone sprinted in.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6396991/football-set-piece-routine-ridiculous/ Watch the football team’s ridiculous ring ‘o roses set-piece routine that gets to NOTHING and leaves the opposition stunned