When Robin van Persie scored one of the greatest headers you’ll ever see in The Netherlands’ 5-1 win over Spain on Friday, we all knew the highlight would play in our heads and on our television sets throughout the next month.
What we didn’t expect is for social media users all over the world to start the next great trend: #VanPersieing, or simply just #Persieing.
People from around the globe have been tweeting pictures of themselves replicating van Persie’s amazing goal. Since most people can’t fly like the Flying Dutchman, they have resorted to lying on the floor (or other objects) face first with their arms outstretched behind them.
Check out some of the best reenactments below.
— Danny smith (@doglab) June 15, 2014
This guy was brave enough to “van Persie” on a moving walkway. Looks dangerous but at least he’s giving people the impression that he’s actually flying.
This little guy’s even doing it.
— Pascal Lindelauf (@plindelauf) June 15, 2014
A field hockey team got involved, too.
This kid wins.
— Sietze (@sietzesch) June 15, 2014