Hats off to Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport who have taken football virals to a new level with this outstanding piece of work.
Their genius plan was to bring in a group of very talented lookalikes to perform a spoof pre-match warm-up ahead of AC Milan’s clash with Bari last weekend.
The ‘players’ are passable lookalikes even in the finished viral, so you can imagine the crowd in the stadium would have been taken in hook, line and sinker.
The 22 doppelgängers then launched into some very peculiar pre-match rituals. Gennaro Gattuso did a spot og ballroom dancing with the referee, while Clarence Seedorf indulged in some shadow boxing and sparring.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic had a game of frisbee, Stefano Okaka did a very nice dance, while Thiago Silva showed off his limbo skills.
The eye-witness footage in the video below went viral around Italy, before those cheeky chaps at Gazzetta dello Sport outed themselves with the finished video at the top of this post.
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