‘WTF is this nonsense’ – Watch Portuguese striker score bizarre never-seen-before penalty leaving fans stunned
FIERENSE striker Jardel Silva left fans completely perplexed after displaying his bizarre penalty technique during a LigaPro clash with Leixoes on Sunday.
Silva stepped up to take two spot kicks during the match, scoring his first with the absurd technique before missing the second.
The unusual technique saw the winger step towards the spot before standing directly over the ball.
He then proceeded to lift his right foot back behind the ball while waiting for the referee to blow his whistle.
And when he was allowed to play, he quickly struck the ball past the baffled goalkeeper with no run-up and little back lift.
Fans were left awestruck with the obscure kick and some took to Twitter to share their thoughts.
One person wrote: “Going to be honest… Thought the video was frozen and was getting frustrated.”
Another added: “I don’t think that will catch on somehow, unless he waits so long hoping the keeper will fall asleep.”
A third said: “And I thought I had seen it all. That’s amazing balance though.”
One person even jokingly referenced the Mannequin Challenge – a trend that became popular in 2016 whereby participants were made to stand completely still while a camera was filming.
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They said: “I know #MannequinChallenge when I see it. Even the referee is participating.”
Silva used the same technique as he stepped up to take a second penalty, but the keeper didn’t fall for the same trick that time.
Fierense went on to draw the Portuguese Second Division game 1-1 against Lexioes.
Silva’s first strike cancelled out Joao Pedro Abreu de Oliveira’s opening goal.