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Freestyle Soccer Star Séan Garnier Wows Crowd With Old-Man Prank

Posted By Kotei Kotey On June 13, 2014 @ 5:11 pm In Bulletin Today,Entertainment | No Comments

Sean Garnier soccer freestyle [1]Meet Grandpa Memo.

He’s the aging alter ego of Séan Garnier, a freestyle soccer star from Sens, France, whose uncanny ability to incorporate break dancing and a jaw-dropping array of tricks into his sport has won him a devoted legion of fans worldwide.

Garnier, 29, spent five hours being made up as someone well into his older years to slip incognito into a pick-up game with the locals for a commercial staged by the Mexican retail company [2] Coppel.

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After a deliberately slow and shaky start, Garnier kicks it up a notch and shows the youngsters what he’s made of – which is, pretty much, magic.

Have a look for yourself:

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The ad mirrors a Pepsi commercial [5] featuring Cleveland Cavaliers basketball player Kyrie Irving in which he becomes “Uncle Drew” in a street basketball game.

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[1] Image: http://blog.aarp.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/garnier.jpeg

[2] commercial staged by the Mexican retail company: http://www.sportsgrid.com/soccer/a-la-uncle-drew-urban-freestyle-footballer-goes-undercover-as-grandpa-breaks-young-ankles/

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[4] Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPiHkWktpzs

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