Judging by the grandfather of Dutch soccer star Robin Van Persie, talent runs in the family.
After Van Persie scored a high-flying, last-minute header of a goal last Friday, the Internet exploded with pictures of people replicating the athlete's unique mid-air pose. Among those identifying with the nascent meme, called "Persieing," was Van Persie's 93-year-old grandfather:
In an interview with Dutch News Service Omroep Brabant, Van Persie's grandfather said that as a former gymnast, he was happy to strike the pose, though he admitted: "The falling part was fine but getting up was more difficult. Obviously, because it's not a position you get into every day."
For perspective, here's a photo from Van Persie's original goal:
And here are more photos of "Persieing":
— BBC Trending (@BBCtrending) June 17, 2014
— Dutch Embassy London (@NLinUK) June 18, 2014
— Ben James (@BenJourno) June 16, 2014
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