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#VanPersieing: Spectacular Dutch goal inspires latest viral sensation

We’ve seen fans “Dunfering” and “Tebowing," but now sports fans across the globe are “Persieing” after Robin van Persie’s wonder-header. The goal came in the Netherland’s 5-1 demolition of defending champions Spain on Friday.

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This new sensation involves mimicking the diving header that looped over Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas for the early equalizer. With body outstretched and arms peeled back to maximize the aerodynamics, the “Persieing” fan looks a little like Superman.

Brothers are doing it

Entire Dutch families are doing it

A boy does his best impersonation of the Flying Dutchman 

An entire hockey club in the Netherlands

 And those are just a few of the images paying homage on Facebook and Twitter. Have you VanPersied yet?

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