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Football fans couldn't believe Simone Zaza's cheating attempt during Sevilla v Valencia

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Simone Zaza became quite the Premier League cult hero among rival supporters during his ill-fated spell with West Ham United.

The Italian striker arrived from Serie A with a rather glowing reputation from his time with Sassuolo and Juventus.

He was even handed a place in Antonio Conte's Italy squad for Euro 2016, although, his time at the international showpiece in France is remembered for his ridiculous run up to his penalty in the shootout vs Germany - he missed the spot kick as well.

However, in his eight appearances with the Hammers, he failed to find the net once and his performances were pretty woeful, handing rival fans a lot of laughs.

But, Zaza has really rebuilt his career while with Valencia, after signing for the Spanish club permanently.

He's scored 11 La Liga goals so far this term, with Los Che in a perfect position to qualify for the Champions League.

Marcelino's side received a huge boost on Saturday as they defeated direct rivals Sevilla 2-0 at the Sanchez Pijuan, but Zaza was at the centre of a truly bizarre moment.

For some unknown reason, the Italian striker tried to headbutt the elbow of his countryman Franco Vasquez to win a free-kick and maybe get the Sevilla man sent off.

Honestly, we've never seen anything quite like this before.

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That is just hilarious.

Fortunately, his ridiculous fling of the head didn't earn him any reward.

The footage found went viral on Twitter, earning some brilliant reaction from football fans.

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He's certainly not earned himself any new fans by doing that.

Had Zaza still been playing for West Ham and attempted to do just that, he would have received a retrospective ban from the FA.

Maybe La Liga and Javier Tebas should look at bringing in the same ruling, or Valencia should hand him an internal punishment.

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Premier League
West Ham United
Valencia
UEFA Champions League
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La Liga
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