Catania Players Drop Shorts

Here’s one way to distract the opposing keeper. The Catania players pull their shorts down to obscure the view of the opposing keeper from Torino. Don’t think the Italian referrers are going to allow for this though. Really, between the attacking players standing in front of the wall and then moving and the dropping off the shorts behind the wall it’s all confusing for the keeper who’s just trying to see where the ball is going.

At first I thought this must be from one of the lower divisions in Italy, but no, it’s the top Serie A. What happened to just the amazing bending ball into the upper corner? If you can’t do it, don’t pull any of this crap. And really, was it all necessary, I think the player might have scored anyway.

Italian footballers drop their shorts for new free-kick routine – Catania have developed a unique free-kick routine that involves their players dropping their shorts in order to block the goalkeeper’s vision. The tactic, dreamed up by former Italian national goalkeeper Walter Zenga, was employed to great success against Torino

Catania is coached by Walter Zenga, a former goalkeeper on Italy’s national team.

“This is a strategy that Zenga tries continually in training,” Pietro Lo Monaco, the club’s chief executive, told RAI state radio Monday.