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The Catania Pants-Pulling-Down Goal…Revealed

I linked to this in the Meanwhile section yesterday, but here’s fresh video evidence of the Catania free-kick during which their players dropped their shorts in order to distract the goalkeeper while they scored. It’s subtler than you might expect from a coordinated goalie-mooning, but the compiler of the video has helpfully drawn a red circle around the relevant parts of the screen. And also piped in the theme music from Ghostbusters. There’s a lot I don’t understand about Italy.

[via Italy Offside]

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The Catania Pants-Pulling-Down Goal…Revealed

by Brian Phillips · November 18, 2008

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