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Robin van Persie's grandfather recreates amazing header against Spain

Last week, Robin van Persie of the Netherlands scored an amazing goal against Spain during their World Cup Group B soccer match.

His magnificent swan-dive header has since been trending with the hashtag #Persieing.

This week, van Persie's 93-year-old grandfather joined in social media tributes to the amazing leap by posting this photo.

Yes, that was the 30-year-old Manchester United player's exact pose when he landed.

Proud grandfather Wim Ras told Omroep Brabant: "I thought it was a great landing. I have done gymnastics before but those moves are choreographed. Robin had just a fraction of a second to jump."

The Dutch Embassy in London also joined in the fun.

Let's watch that amazing header that everyone's talking about.

One more time.

That game ended with Netherlands trouncing Spain 5-1.

Sources: Mail Online, Goal

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