With each passing year, the beautiful game becomes a little more robotic.
Players are expected to play a certain way, act a certain way, and even express themselves within certain limits.
On the pitch, it shows how coordinated football sometimes seems.
There’s nothing wrong with precise building play or swipe counters, but it all feels a bit automated, mostly because players have to operate according to tactical instructions.
Because of this, you don’t often see them show off their flair and flair, especially compared to the 90s when messing with personality was the norm.
Nonetheless, there are still a few stars holding the fort, like Neymar Jr and Lionel Messi that come to mind.
And fortunately, the performer’s expression found new life thanks to the joyful medium of dance.
We’ve seen it many times on the pitch with players making a few moves to celebrate, it even recently became a move after the world came together for ‘#bailaVinijr’.
Limiting footballers through stereotypes and expectations is honestly ridiculous, and it’s great to see players being unabashedly themselves.
Recently, Alex Iwobi took to Tiktok to post a video, which showed off some sick moves from Everton’s quartet of Amadou Onana, Yerry Mina, Demarai Gray and the Nigerian himself.
Some fans online found the clip hard to digest, and their comments are reminiscent of the aforementioned stereotypes.
On the other hand, we think the clip is going strong.
Captured after Everton’s first Premier League win this season against West Ham, it shows some of the dressing room celebrations.
The exposed moves are dripping with sauce and the chemistry between the players is actually electric.
Right off the bat, it’s obvious the clip isn’t precisely choreographed, there are some missed cues, and we highly doubt Mina was instructed to crab through the room in the stiffest way possible.
It always matches the vibes, so fair play.
Nevertheless, despite the lack of synchronization, the result manages to be absolute gold.
With the remix of Ralan Styles’ “Baby Shark” playing in the background, we see Gray running across the screen as the beat drops.
As he disappears, Iwobi, Onana and Mina take center stage, with the Belgian performing a flawless “Griddy”.
The Nigerian then executes a series of elaborate jumps culminating in an epic shuffle, after which the newcomer again takes over.
With the limelight on him and the drums stripped from the track, Onana gets to the ham and pulls off a few cheeky shoulder pads in sync with the fall, these are absolutely filthy.
The moment had gamers buzzing, and you can hear cheers despite the loud music.
Obviously, Onana has settled in well and even joined a dance troupe like no other.
Along with Gray and Iwobi, the trio have been crucial to Everton’s performances so far this campaign.
Although they only have a solitary win to their name, 2 defeats in 7 games is a huge step up from the team that narrowly avoided relegation last season.
We certainly hope that more celebration-worthy occasions will follow for the Toffees, mainly because we can’t wait to see more of their splendid moves.
The Merseyside Blues are currently in 13th place and are set to face Southampton after the international break.