Robin van Persie’s 93-year-old grandfather reenacts his grandson’s World Cup goal

The Netherlands’ Robin van Persie scored the goal of the World Cup so far, an elegant swan-dive header in Friday’s ritual humiliation of Spain that has inspired a hashtag movement: #Persieing.


Van Persie’s 93-year-old grandfather, Wim Ras, even got into the act with this reenactment of his grandson’s landing.

After spending the first 17 years of his Post career writing and editing, Matt and the printed paper had an amicable divorce in 2014. He's now blogging and editing for the Early Lead and the Post's other Web-based products.

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