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The Goal Was Good. But The Magic Trick Celebration He Performed After It Is Mind Bending.

HOOOOOOOOOO-K. What the hell have I just witnessed? The YouTube title told me that Cesar Martinez of the Venezuelan side Zamora was going to make the ball levitate, and I guess I don’t know what I was expecting, because I wasn’t expecting to watch him actually make the ball levitate. When did soccer become another edition of David Blain Street Magic? The only magic I’m supposed to see on the pitch is done with feet and is easily discernible in slow motion. This magic celebration, it’s something else entirely. 

And then the music just makes it all the more mind blowing, who the hell picked the soundtrack for this video? Hans Zimmerman

The only thing that I can safely say epitomizes my feelings right now was posted by the Reddit user /u/newb0rn11

the only true reaction to a magic celebration.

Or, perhaps more fittingly for our magic celebration/illusion theme, this gif posted by /u/rasta_pasta_man. 

A trippy reaction gif to a magic celebration.


Clearly, this guy has a bit of experience with the art of illusion. It’s a clever magic trick — and all the more impressive because he pulled it off during a game — but it is explainable, no doubt, just not by me.  

They say a good magician never reveals his secrets. Here’s hoping Cesar Martinez spills the beans sometime soon, so we all can stop freaking out. 

This, surprisingly, is not the first time we have seen magic on the pitch. Only the last time, it was on the training pitch, involved cards, and was a lot easier to swallow

And then, of course, there was the man that defined footballing magic to an entire generation of soccer fans (me included), Ronaldinho. ‘Dinho was magic like fireworks are light shows, and if you don’t understand that, you should really check it out. 

H/T Reddit

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