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World Cup 2014 : Van Persie's epic goal lights up the Twitter world

Abhimanyu Kulkarni, Hindustan Times   June 14, 2014
First Published: 11:57 IST(14/6/2014) | Last Updated: 04:53 IST(27/6/2014)

It seems the Netherlands got their overdue revenge for the 2010 World Cup final from Spain by beating them hollow with a 5-1 score in their first match of the tournament.

As expected, the Twitter world upped their humour quotient as Netherlands scored goal after goal. Robin Van Persie scored two goals which included a fantastic diving header.

While commentators labelled Persie 'The Flying Dutchman', Tweeple took it a notch up (literally) and made Persie fly around the world.

But before that, a quick recap of the real deal.

 

 

Read: World Cup 2014 : Robben, Van Persie goals help Netherlands defeat Spain 5-1

 

And here's what the Twitter folk had to say.

Some made him fly around quite a bit. Even to the Seven Wonders of the World.


 

He then displayed his skills to beat a champion at Wrestlemania.


As if the real world wasn't enough, tweetizens sent Van Persie into the popular mobile game 'Flappy Bird'.


"Red Bull gives you wings." Some people tried to unravel the mystery behind his flying.

 

On the other hand, Casillas learnt that one bad match is all it takes to become the butt of all jokes. Critics left no stones unturned.

#Mourinho dropped #Casillas when he was manager of Real Madrid and everybody said he was nuts

— Andrew Trotman (@TeleTrotman) June 13, 2014

Iker Casillas learnt a little of Costing yesterday. Its something we C.A. Students call Overheads. #VanPersie #ESPNED

— Frowzy (@rutvikPandit) June 14, 2014

 

 

While most ripped apart Casillas blaming him for the defeat, some users came up to his rescue too.

 

When the entire world is going abuzz, Indians can't be far behind. 

The comment that did the most rounds was that Casillas had been compromised and that the match was fixed.

 

Well when there are comparisons being made by Indians, cricket can't be far behind.

Kamran Akmal and Iker Casillas are best keepers for their opposition team. #ESPNED #NEDvsESP

 

An advisory warning for Casillas caught our eye. This is something that all players and teams should keep in mind henceforth.

 


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