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NFL kicker Chris Boswell attempted the worst Rabona in sporting history

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The rabona is a skill that isn't the easiest to master for even the best of football players in the beautiful game.

For every wonder goal type moment like Eric Lamela had for Tottenham in the Europa League two seasons ago, you also get the classic comedy moment of David Dunn trying one at Birmingham and falling flat on his face.

Well, the rabona has now made its way to the NFL, and you can guess how it went for Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Chris Boswell last night, who ended up with egg all over his face. Scroll down to see the fail.


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First off, let's set the scene. It's late in the game as the Steelers take on the Ravens in a crucial AFC North matchup. With just 48 seconds on the clock, the Steelers need to recover an onside kick to stand a chance of tying up the game as they trail 21-14. Then, Chris Boswell does this...

Oh dear, Chris. Hang your head in shame and never try to attempt that rabona ever again. 

Amazingly, the very same kicker once tried this in college when he played for Rice and it worked perfectly. You can check out what Boswell was actually trying to do here...

So, just something here for all 32 of the NFL's kickoff specialists. If your team desperately needs to get possession back to have any chance of winning a game, don't do anything silly. 

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