Dele Alli, you might have seen, recently upped the ante with his hand challenge after everyone figured how to do it.
The one that followed hasn’t really gone as viral as the first did, probably because it’s too annoyingly difficult to pull off.
I tried and bowed out after a good 14 seconds. Impossible. It’s a level of sorcery that would leave Dynamo in an existential crisis.
His teammate Georges-Kevin N’Koudou can’t do it, either, judging by Alli’s Instagram.
Here the two are:
Look at that. Alli has the longest fingers of anyone ever.
Did you try it? Go on give it a go. This is still technically entry-level compared to what I’m about to show you. You’ve probably not read a word of this but in case you’re a huge fan of my words, then here’s a video of some cocky kid doing it.
Look at him smiling. Look how proud he is. All I can say is enjoy while it lasts mate. Enjoy the time you have spare to master such a profoundly difficult trick before it’s back to ICT and history and all the rest of it.
Then who’s gonna be laughing? Not you mate! Me!
Now folks, cast your eyes to this little video. Not only does he accomplish the first and second ‘Dele Alli Challenges’ but then proceeds to bend time and space using his fingers.
Dele was born Bamidele Jermaine Alli, on April 11, 1996, in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England. His father, Kenny, was Nigerian, and his mother, Denise, was English. His parents divorced after Dele’s birth and his father moved to the US soon after, due to which he was initially raised by his mother.
He studied at the Stantonbury Campus, located in north Milton Keynes, and The Radcliffe School in Wolverton.
Alli became a member of the youth team of MK Dons at the age of 11. By the time he was 16 years old, he had made his debut with their first string team. He scored his first goal against Cambridge and made his league debut in a game against Coventry City in December 2012.
Some six years later he secured England’s place in the semi final of a World Cup. Unfortunately, the success in Russia wasn’t to last lo… ah who cares? All that’s in the past.
Onwards and upwards, I say. Also: let’s nip this hand sign malarkey in the bud. If Dele ups the ante once more I may lose my marbles altogether.
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