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Brentford Have The Most Ridiculous Kick-Off Routine In Football

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Brentford Have The Most Ridiculous Kick-Off Routine In Football

Brentford's quite extraordinary kick-off routine has been going viral on social media.

The Bees, currently third in the Championship, beat Rotherham 1-0 live on Sky Sports last night courtesy of a first half strike from Bryan Mbeumo.

But they hit headlines for the bizarre way they started the game. Just as the commentator graphics flashed up on the screen and the referee blew his whistle, the ball was played back into midfield.

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At this point it was all pretty standard stuff that we are accustomed to seeing from Sunday League right through to the Champions League.

But then when the ball reaches the centre midfielder, he flicked it up and then punted it up in the air in a every odd start to proceedings.

Under Thomas Franks Brentford have been a joy to watch with their style of football, but their approach from the off is something you'd expect from Tony Pulis' Stoke side back in the day.

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Mark Smith shared the footage on social media, complete with the caption: "When you are desperate for Brentford to take this game seriously and this is how they kick off."

It garnered over 250,000 views and a whole lot of replies and reaction. The routine, almost like a kick-off in rugby union, is a regular one for Brentford - even if it doesn't appear to have been too successful.

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A clip of the very same action in another game against Cardiff - this time the ball going straight to the opposition left-back.

Topics: Football, Brentford, championship

Josh Lawless
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