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Robin van Persie’s goal sparked an epic online Photoshop battle

Oh, internet. Never change.

LAST NIGHT, THE Netherlands trounced Spain 5-1 in Brazil. But all the talk was of this incredible diving header by Robin van Persie:

It created what is likely to become one of the images of the tournament:

Source: Christophe Ena

Van Persie was swiftly named The Flying Dutchman. And the internet, needless to say, was not slow to react.

A giant Photoshop battle began.

It started simply enough:

Source: World Soccer Talk/Twitter

But rapidly escalated:

Source: Esl@m/Twitter

Source: Farousci/Twitter

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Source: Daniel Boniface/Twitter

Source: Danny smith/Twitter

Source: Bakwas Radio™/Twitter

This is our personal favourite:

Source: Francesco Costa/Twitter

Let’s just not talk about the landing, eh?

Source: Business Insider

More: Twitter went nuts at a random English model named Marcello after Brazil’s own goal>

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