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We need to talk about Thabo Qalinge's showboating.
He produced a 360-degree step over - yes, really - for Orlando Pirates in South Africa's top flight.
The midfielder pulled off the piece of skill in stoppage time with the Pirates having to settle for second place in the league.
Wow. Just wow. Sure, fans enjoyed it but it's not a great look when you're about to lose out on another league title.
Needless to say, Qalinge's antics social media into overdrive. Here's some reaction from Twitter.
When you come on in the 89th minute and a scout's watching pic.twitter.com/MwvkJst40n
- Andy Ha (@AndyHa_) May 14, 2019
Before I go to sleep... I really enjoyed seeing that video of u Section (Qalinge) showboating. Made me miss seeing him and Rakhale together. Orlando Pirates had already lost the title. Why not make the fans happy ngoba vele siyawuthanda u shukela :weary: but nizothi asilazi ibhola ♀️
- Pearl Shongwe (@Pearl_Shongwe) May 13, 2019
I mean, really. If I'm watching South African football and I don't see this at least once then there's no point. When we are leading by this margin and the circumstance allow, Thabo Qalinge must do this all the time. He was correct https://t.co/ycGPd8aEPm
- Beware of the Native (@BuntuSixaba) May 13, 2019
and Qalinge wasn't the only 1 to showboat.. so if he has to be released for showboating, about 2/3 more guys have to go
- Sthe. the gong (@StheSimelane_) May 15, 2019
Qalinge cost us the league with that thing he did on ball yesterday.:skull:
- 29. (@Mpumi_Dope) May 12, 2019
South Africa's bit of a hot-bed for mad skills.
Kaizer Chiefs' Hendrick 'Pule' Ekstein blew people's minds after completing a ridiculous turn.
He wasn't really under any pressure yet he produced the weirdest yet the most insane skill.
:joy::joy: The mathematics and science that went through this skill dribbled me. I don't know if it was intentional or not. pic.twitter.com/KL3sXjhIsO
- Tshepho J. Mokwele (@Tshepho_Mokwele) September 22, 2018
In fact, Kaizer Chiefs enjoy a team showboat, too. Their reserve side took the absolute p*ss against Platinum Stars reserves.
During the game, Chiefs' team went full troll mode by doing trick after trick in a hilarious moment.
Never change, South African football. Never change.
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