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This Is Why Footballers Should Never, Ever Try To Take A Fancy Penalty

This didn't exactly go to plan.

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There's nothing more impressive than seeing a footballer trick a goalkeeper with a cheeky chipped penalty.

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Italy's Andrea Pirlo is a master of the panenka, as it's known.

But this is what it looks when a player tries it at a game between AFC Emley and Hemsworth Miners Welfare, in the first division of the Northern Counties East League.

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At least the man responsible, Emley's Ashley Flynn, apologised on Twitter.

Would like to apologise to everyone at @AFC_Emley today for my performance and for the penalty. Something I've always done and backfired.

Emley, by the way, lost 3-0 in the match on Saturday.

Patrick Smith is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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