Concerned about leaving their defence so exposed having won an attacking freekick so far up the pitch, several Puszcza Niepolomice players got their heads together and decided to play it safe.
Indeed, during a Polish Cup quarter-final tie against Pogon Szczecin last season, the Puszcza set-piece special committee decided the best course of action was to concede possession in the most efficient manner possible to allow themselves to get back and assume their defensive positions…
Unerringly rubbish? Most definitely.
It should come as no surprise whatsoever that Puszcza went on to lose 2-0 to Pogon, who in turn got whupped 4-0 by Lech Poznan in the semis.
Other instalments in the Set-Piece Pioneers series…
David Beckham And Ryan Giggs Attempt Tandem Freekick, 2001
SC Weiz Manage To Decimate Their Own Wall, 2013
Ingenious ‘Walking Wall’ Freekick Ruse, 2016
Catania Make Arses Of Themselves, 2008
Boreham Wood Get Handsy Against Arsenal, 2013