Football Funnies: Santos' Brazilian striker Leandro Damiao tries to cheat referee by pulling his own shirt

Santos FC striker Leandro Damiao was caught on camera pulling his own shirt in an effort to win a penalty. -- PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM YOUTUBE
Santos FC striker Leandro Damiao was caught on camera pulling his own shirt in an effort to win a penalty. -- PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM YOUTUBE

Diving and faking injuries are generally the most common ways to cheat in football, but Santos FC striker Leandro Damiao might just have invented his own form of play-acting with his on-camera antics.

The one-time Tottenham Hotspur target, while playing in a league match against Criciuma - which his team lost 3-0 to on Sunday - tugged at his own shirt in the penalty area in a bid to win a penalty.

Thankfully, the referee wasn't conned, and cameras picked up his pathetic attempt to deceive the match officials.