Friday, June 20, 2014

Robin van Persie's grandad recreates his Holland World Cup header against Spain

Known as "#persieing" the action by which the Manchester United forward scored has been replicated by fans eager to reinact the 'Flying Dutchman' strike. The trend has become so popular that even the Holland captain's grand-dad Wim Ras has joined the craze - with the 93-year-old impersonating his grandson. 'A belly landing is not always fun, huh? I used to do gymnastics and I know what it is like but in gnymnastics those moves are planned and intended,' Ras said of Van Persie's equaliser in Salvador's Arena Fonte Nova. 'Robin only needed a fraction of a second to make the jump and to get such an exquisite delivery in such a situation and then to score, that is a hell of an achievement. 'The attack went well but getting up there was very difficult, obviously, because it is not a movement that you do every day.'