First COVID-19 came for our toilet roll. Then it came for our football. Then, when we had nothing else, it locked us in the house, with no toilet roll or football.
For Brahim Diaz and Riqui Puig, however, the quarantine brought with it an opportunity to hone a new skill…bog roll keepy-uppy.
The duo were obviously among those lucky/prepared enough to secure some of the pandemic’s most coveted hygiene product before it was sent out of circulation by the deliriously high demand. And as part of the ‘quedate a casa’ (stay at home) campaign after Spain’s government implemented a ‘state of alarm’ to limit the spread of Coronavirus, the two have lent their obvious skills to the cause.
First up was Barcelona fringe star Riqui Puig, whose effort was relayed by Barca B’s Twitter. Sporting some eye-catching red joggies, he catches one on the volley, and manages 12 or so keepy-uppies before nonchalantly snatching it out of the air, inspecting it (for some reason), and exiting stage right.
But Real Madrid don’t like to be shown up by their title rivals, and within 20 minutes, they had Brahim on the case.
He opts to start with the roll on the ground, before flicking it up, and finishing off by catching it on the back of his neck like the showoff he is.
The duo aren’t the only ones to have submitted their ‘#10ToqueChallenge’ efforts, however. A number of fans swamped the reply sections with their own attempts…some more fruitful than others.
…And there’s always one guy who has to take the p*ss.
That’s certainly one way to keep people indoors. Have a crack at it yourself if you’ve got any to spare.