Quoting Gazz "What's the purpose of this maneuver? I'll admit that I'm no football fan but it doesn't look familiar."
This may be the result of Korean-Asian influence in the game. Fusion of Shaolin Kung-fu and football.
" .. The Koreans played Tae-Kwon-do, not football, against us." - Maradona
Also, for the benefit of US citizens, when we say "football", we mean "soccer"
" .. I always wanted to visit the country where they played football with the hands." - Maradona