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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.

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.

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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