The spray is used by referees to ensure defenders remain 10 yards back from an attacking free-kick and to ensure that the taker doesn’t move the ball forward.
Now – and perhaps inevitably – fans on Twitter have been replicating using the spray to keep their girlfriends away from the football.
Best thing to come out of the World Cup : vanishing spray pic.twitter.com/4bBqejzKB3
— #All In For Team USA (@Legend_Today) June 20, 2014
How to enjoy a game using vanishing spray. pic.twitter.com/INlj7ujfer
— Football Memes (@Footy_Memez) June 21, 2014
— Joseph Owino (@JosephOwino) June 13, 2014
Vanishing spray has already been used in South American football since 2008, starting in Argentina.
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