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The vanishing spray that first made its debut at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil has become a massive hit.

Cheap to make, easy to use and extremely effective, it is now used in many professional leagues around the world.

The sole purpose of the spray is to determine where a set-piece needs to be taken from whilst helping the referee to ensure the defending team stay 10 yards from the ball at all times.

But what the vanishing spray has also given us is a number of hilarious moments and will undoubtedly continue to do so in the future.

The first gaffe came earlier in the season when referee John Moss sprayed both himself and Arsenal’s Santi Cazorla in the face.

Then there was the instance with PSG’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic and David Luiz, who scooped up the spray whilst the referee wasn’t looking in order to gain a yard or so advantage.

And now we have Hartlepool’s Scott Harrison, who tried to make light of the referee’s awkward fall and subsequent injury by stealing the spray and attempting to form an outline of the official as if it were the scene of a crime.