vanPersieKids

Manchester United and Netherlands star Robin van Persie hosted his annual football festival for kids recently in Rotterdam. At one point during the event, he and two other professionals — Karim Touzani and Tonny Vilhena — took some time for a quick game of keep-away with a few of the young players.  The result — the video, below — has become a hit on the web:

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The video has captured sports fans’ imaginations for two main reasons. First: van Persie’s jaw-dropping skills as he shows off and messes around in ways we don’t typically see in his more serious matches. Second, and perhaps even cooler: the joyful reaction of spectators and the kids at getting such an up-close encounter with one of their heroes.

Check it out for yourself above, and let me know what you think in the comments.

Chris
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Married to the amazing Sarah and raising Jakey, Daniel, Amelia, Josh & Jonah in our blended family. Passionate for Jesus, social work & sport.

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