Who – or what – tripped El Hadji Diouf?

Often a source of scorn, Senegalese soccer player El Hadji Diouf’s infamous dives also provoked one of the www’s most “epic” Photoshop threads in history. Taken together, these remixed animated GIFs are more than just a piss-take. Drawing on the GIFs’ inherent gift of humour, imagination and exaggeration, they highlight the skill, melodrama and devious potential of the dive – and remind us why it is an indelible part of the beautiful game. 

 

 

Trochanter

wyoming

Everdraed

DBlanK

toby

Dieting Hippo

Steneub

Darthphunk

Chernabog

Lemon

Shmorky

Poopelyse

Hugs Boson

ElectricSheep

Shapiro

particle409

squirt the daisies

HopWallace

Zenzirouj

Captain Novolin

Checkered Slacks

Handen

Trochanter

Mayor Defacto

Wingless

Nerd of Prey

cadfael

Yabanjin

Trochanter

SlightButSteady

Wingless

HarkToTheLoon

SnafuAI

RosmanG

8raz

SebAndSeb

KingOfTheTramps


Shmorky


Durzel


HarkToTheLoon


Lakitouille

forward pass


Tewratomeh


origami manatee


squirt the daisies


toby


Shmorky

DGDO


Krenzo


HarkToTheLoon


lord funk


Shmorky


Discount Viscount

DGDO

Kieselguhr Kid


cadfael


costre


Wingless


Schweinhund

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