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World Cup 2014

New 'Persieing' craze sweeps social media after Flying Dutchman goal

Published on Jun 16, 2014 12:40 PM

First, the memes. Now, the imitations. After Netherlands striker Robin van Persie's spectacular "Flying Dutchman" goal at the 2014 World Cup, it didn't take fans long to post their own versions.

Dubbed "Persieing", the fad comes on the heels of "planking" and "Tebowing", and sees fans - and even their babies - imitating van Persie's outstretched arms and curled body.

Check out some photos of "Persieing" below:

@Persie_Official Teaching my son #persieing #spaned #ESPNED #ESPHOL #WorldCup2014 pic.twitter.com/n4jIqm8Y9H— Sietze (@sietzesch) June 15, 2014