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
— Dutch Football (@DutchftLeague) June 15, 2014
A boy does his best impersonation of the Flying Dutchman
— AS English (@English_AS) June 15, 2014
An entire hockey club in the Netherlands
— Ed Mutsaers (@beeld_vanger) June 15, 2014