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Robin Van Persie’s 93-year-old grandfather gets in on Persieing trend

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Robin Van Persie has scored the best goal of the 2014 World Cup to this point. Van Persie ended up face down on the turf after netting his incredible header in The Netherlands’ upset over Spain, and the goal has sparked a social media trend called “Persieing.”

While social media trends like Tebowing are pretty played out by now, we’re always up for giving a 93-year-old man the credit he deserves. Earlier this week, Van Persie’s 93-year-old grandfather Wim Ras did some Persieing of his own.

How awesome is that? My grandfather’s also 93 and still has his wits about him, so I know how great it can be to have someone like that in your family. Van Persie is a lucky guy. His grandfather seems like the man.

H/T Washington Post

Robin Van Persie scores on incredible header (Video)

Robin Van Persie scored what likely will end up being one of the best goals of the 2014 World Cup on Friday afternoon. His incredible header was the first of the tournament for The Netherlands and tied their match against Spain just before halftime.

Fans call Van Persie “The Flying Dutchman,” and now we all know why. Here’s another look at the goal:

Defenseman Daley Blind deserves just as much credit for the beautiful pass, but it will be Van Persie’s head that you see flying through the air over and over again throughout the rest of the World Cup.

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GIFs via GIFD Sports, @myregularface

Robin Van Persie sent Piers Morgan a hilarious autographed picture

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CNN’s Piers Morgan is a die-hard Arsenal fan, which is why he has been devastated since former Arsenal star Robin Van Persie signed a contract to play with Manchester United. Morgan has tweeted about Van Persie switching from one rival to the other several times over the past month or so, and he has even decided to nickname Van Persie “Van Pursestrings.”

When Manchester United won the Premier League last month, Morgan tried to use a clever simile to describe his emotions. Naturally, it was not that funny.

What was funny, however, was Van Persie’s response. On Friday, Morgan posted a couple pictures of the autographed photo Van Persie sent him that included a hand-written note.

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Arsenal’s Robin van Persie Slams Ridiculous Nazi Salute Talks

Arsenal striker Robin van Persie scored three goals in a 5-3 win over Chelsea Saturday, but he’s been scrutinized for the way he celebrated his second goal. Van Persie pointed his arm from his shoulder outward, similar to the Nazi “Heil Hitler” salute. While the unintentional act may have resembled the salute, van Persie immediately cleared everything up Sunday.

It has been brought to my attention of some ridiculous allegations concerning my celebration of one of my goals yesterday,” Van Persie wrote on his Twitter account. “It is totally ludicrous to suggest that my action of brushing my shoulder and pointing to my fans could be construed as anything else but of a showing of joy and celebration. To suggest this meant anything to the contrary is insulting and absolutely absurd as nothing else came into my mind.”

It is ludicrous that people suggested his celebration was a Nazi salute. It’s ridiculous that he had to deny the accusations via his Twitter account. But if you can’t laugh about this whole situation, then you don’t have a sense of humor.

How does a simple celebration following a goal — not unlike the Mile High Salute — end up becoming a charge of supporting Nazism? Only on the internet.

Here’s a video of his “salute”:

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